Definitions for yukonˈyu kɒn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yukon, Yukon River(noun)

    a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea

  2. Yukon, Yukon Territory(noun)

    a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s

Wiktionary

  1. Yukon(ProperNoun)

    Yukon Territory

Freebase

  1. Yukon

    Yukon is the westernmost and smallest of Canada's three federal territories. Whitehorse is the territorial capital. The territory was split from the Hudson's Bay Company's North-Western Territory in 1898. Receiving royal assent on March 27, 2002, the federal government modernized the Yukon Act to confirm "Yukon", rather than "Yukon Territory", as the current usage standard. Though officially bilingual, the Yukon Government also recognizes First Nations languages. At 5,959 m, Yukon's Mount Logan, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest on the North American continent. The territory's climate is Arctic in the north, subarctic in the central region, between north of Whitehorse and Old Crow, and has a humid continental climate in the far south, south of Whitehorse and in areas close to the British Columbia border.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yukon

    a great river of Alaska, rises in British territory, and after a course of 2000 m. falls, by a number of mouths forming a delta, into the Behring Sea; it is navigable nearly throughout, and its waters swarm with salmon three months in the year, some of them from 80 to 120 lbs. weight, and from 5 to 6 ft. long.


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