Ozark plateau

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Ozark plateau Mountainous upland region in s central USA, extending from sw Missouri across nw Arkansas into Oklahoma. The Boston Mountains contain the highest peaks, exceeding 610m (2000ft). The Ozarks are a source of lead and zinc. Noted for their scenery, forests and lakes, they are a popular tourist region. Area: c.129,500sq km (50,000sq mi).