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  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)
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