Fertile Crescent

  1. an agricultural region extending from the Levant to Iraq.

  2. an area in the Middle East: formerly fertile, now partly desert.

Origin of Fertile Crescent

First recorded in 1910–15

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British Dictionary definitions for Fertile Crescent

Fertile Crescent

  1. an area of fertile land in the Middle East, extending around the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates in a semicircle from Israel to the Persian Gulf, where the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Phoenician, and Hebrew civilizations flourished

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