- an extremely dry area characterized by sparse vegetation.
Origin of semidesert
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The trap was set in front of a hole in the semidesert area 12 miles south of San Carlos.The Recent Mammals of Tamaulipas, Mexico
As a rough guess, beyond those tremendous highlands lay the plains of Lower Argentina—the black, wind-swept, semidesert pampas.The Terms of Surrender
A spring here betrays the reason for El Morro's popularity among the explorers of a semidesert region.The Book of the National Parks
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