Definition of MacDonnell Ranges in English:

MacDonnell Ranges

proper noun

  • A series of mountain ranges extending west from Alice Springs in Northern Territory, Australia. The highest peak is Mount Zeil, which rises to a height of 5,023 feet (1,531 m)

Origin

Named after Sir Richard MacDonnell, governor of South Australia when John McDouall Stuart explored the ranges in 1860.

Pronunciation:

MacDonnell Ranges

/məkˌdänl ˈrānjəz/