semidesert

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

semi- +‎ desert

Noun[edit]

semidesert (plural semideserts)

  1. A semiarid region, approaching desert.
    • 2008 February 11, Lydia Polgreen, “Attacks Pushing Darfur Refugees Into Chad”, New York Times:
      The attacks throw a region sundered by conflict into still deeper chaos as a volatile mix of rebels, government forces and ethnic militias jockey to control a vast and unforgiving stretch of semidesert that straddles the two troubled countries.