An area proposed by the Mormons in 1849 as an independent state or a state of the Union. Deseret would have included much of the southwest United States, with a capital at Salt Lake City. Congress refused to recognize the provisional state and created the Utah Territory in 1850.
- (chiefly historical) A state, proposed in 1849 and never recognized, which would have included most of Utah and Nevada and parts of other states.
- A script, invented in Utah, conceived of as a radical reform and replacement of the Latin script, intended for writing English phonetically. Example: the word seven in Deseret is ð‘…ð¯ð‘‚ð®ð‘Œ.
- (Mormonism) Honeybee(s).
From the Book of Mormon, in which the word is said to mean honey bee in the language of the Jaredites.