City Dictionary - The Dictionary with Local Flavor
Search In: Salt Lake City Entire Site


Add to Favorites
Add Website
Word Category: Words & Expressions
Related Words: (Add)
1 Definition
  1. Many terms (locations, names of businesses, etc.) in Salt Lake City have ties to it's Mormon heritage. Deseret is one of these words. It is uniquely Mormon. It is a word used in the Book of Mormon which means "honey bee" and is symbolic of industry, thrift and community.

    Many organizations use this word in their name (Deseret News, Deseret Credit Union, Deseret Industries (a Mormon thrift store) etc.)

    It's often mispronounced by non-locals as desert (like the Sahara) or dessert (like apple pie) but the correct pronunciation is dez-uhr-ET. Posted by: simpleutahboi on Aug 14, 2012 (0) (0)
Add Photo

What makes a good definition?

  • Share your valuable knowledge and experience. We want you to add definitions that add local flavor to your city's dictionary. Feel free to define the term by adding your personal perspective and opinion.
  • Be courteous. Please be respectful in your definitions.
  • Be clear. It’s so important that visitors know exactly what you mean, in your definitions please use clear, descriptive language.

The following is NOT allowed:

  • Hate speech. Please refrain from using hateful language that will offend fellow citizens.
  • Insults and obscenities. When you add a definition, you are posting to the public domain. Avoid insulting fellow citizens, especially with vulgar language or sexually explicit references.
  • Factual inaccuracies. Please make sure that information in your entries is accurate.
  • Violation of law. Do not violate any city, state, or federal law. Do not post copyrighted material. Do not threaten other citizens or invade their privacy in any way.
Salt Lake City Tagline
"Create a tagline in 140 characters or less." Edit