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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Divide \Di*vide"\, n. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; also called watershed and water parting. A divide on either side of which the waters drain into two different oceans is called a continental divide. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

continental divide n 1: the watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico)