Shrubs and small trees dot a parched landscape along the road from Turbat to the border.
Environmentalists today generally prefer to limit roads and block new water projects, even in parched California.
Summer had come upon Vitry-sur-Marne and parched it to the bone.
Rendel's lips felt dry and parched; he spoke with an effort.
The parched mouth and throat craved no more perpetually for the cooling drinks that had not allayed their misery.
Her lips were dry and parched, and she felt a terrible thirst.
But the season of berries was not yet, so they wetted their parched lips with their tongues and passed on with a sigh.
parched with thirst as we were, it was a hard matter for us to restrain our eagerness.
She made a gesture simply; her lips were too parched to open.
He said that he was so parched with thirst that he felt obliged to do it.
late 14c., "to roast or dry" (peas, beans, corn, etc.), of uncertain origin. Klein and OED reject derivations from Old North French perchier (Old French percer) "to pierce" and Latin persiccare "to dry thoroughly." Barnhart suggests possibly from Middle English perchen, variant of perishen "to perish" (see perish). Klein "tentatively" suggests a back-formation from parchment. Surname Parchecorn is attested from mid-14c. Meaning "to dry with excessive heat" is mid-15c. Related: Parched; parching.