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semidesert (plural semideserts)
- A semiarid region, approaching desert.
2008 February 11, Lydia Polgreen, “Attacks Pushing Darfur Refugees Into Chad”, in 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.