semiarid


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sem·i·ar·id

 (sĕm′ē-ăr′ĭd)
adj.
Characterized by relatively low annual rainfall and having scrubby vegetation with short, coarse grasses; not completely arid.

sem′i·a·rid′i·ty (-ə-rĭd′ĭ-tē, -ă-rĭd′-) n.

semiarid

(ˌsɛmɪˈærɪd)
adj
(Physical Geography) characterized by scanty rainfall and scrubby vegetation, often occurring in continental interiors: the semiarid regions of Australia.
ˌsemiaˈridity n

sem•i•ar•id

(ˌsɛm iˈær ɪd, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

adj.
(of a region) characterized by very little annual rainfall, usu. from 10 to 20 in. (25 to 50 cm).

sem·i·ar·id

(sĕm′ē-ăr′ĭd)
Having low rainfall but able to support grassland and scrubby vegetation; not completely arid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.semiarid - somewhat arid; "a semiarid region with little annual rainfall"
dry - free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"
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