Definitions for "Deseret"
The provisional state created in 1849 by Brigham Young. The U.S. Congress eliminated it by creating the Territory of Utah in September 1850. The term comes from the Book of Mormon, an LDS religious text, and means honeybee.
Deseret is a term originally derived from the Book of Mormon, a scripture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church) and other Latter Day Saint groups. According to the Book of Mormon, "deseret" meant "honeybee" in the language of the Jaredites, a group believed to have been led to the Americas during the time of the construction of the Tower of Babel (see ).