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Carmel, Mount, a mountain chain of Palestine, stretching from the plain of Esdraelon to the Mediterranean, where it ends in a steep promontory about ten miles S. of Acre. As its name - which means "park" or "garden" - implies, it was well wooded, and oaks, pines, olives, and laurels grow upon its sides and summit, which is nearly 2,000 ft. above the sea. Carmel is mentioned in Scripture in association with the prophet Elijah.