Great Victoria Desert


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Great Victoria Desert

An arid region of south-central Australia sloping to the Nullarbor Plain on the south.
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Great Victoria Desert

n
(Placename) a desert in S Australia, in SE Western Australia and W South Australia. Area: 323 750 sq km (125 000 sq miles)
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Great′ Victo′ria Des′ert


n.
a desert in SW central Australia. 125,000 sq. mi. (324,000 sq. km).
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Noun1.Great Victoria Desert - a desert region in south central Australia to the north of the Nullarbor Plain
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Australian Desert, Great Australian Desert - general name given to all desert areas in Australia
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The Great Victoria Desert in Australia would have been a rain forest a few million years ago!
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