The name of a county and lake in the eastern portion of California. Mono County contains Mono Lake, Mammoth, Lee Vining, and on the west abuts Yosemite National Park. 'Mono' apparently was a word for 'fly eater' which was the name one Native American tribe apparently had in the area. They subsided in part by eating the alkili fly larvae from Mono Lake (which feed on relatively sanitarylake algae, not shit). These larvae actually taste a bit like salty bacon. Despite sharing its name with a rather unpleasat disease, Mono County is still a pretty cool place.