adjective (of a region, land, etc.)
characterized by very little annual rainfall, usually from 10 to 20 inches (25 to 50 cm): the struggle to raise vegetables in semiarid regions.
Origin of semiarid
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characterized by scanty rainfall and scrubby vegetation, often occurring in continental interiorsthe semiarid regions of Australia
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Having low precipitation but able to support grassland and scrubby vegetation. Steppes have semiarid climates.
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