semidesert

[ sem-ee-dez-ert, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈdɛz ərt, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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noun

an extremely dry area characterized by sparse vegetation.

Origin of semidesert

First recorded in 1840–50; semi- + desert1
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