Fertile Crescent

geographical name

Definition of Fertile Crescent

semicircle of fertile land stretching from the southeastern coast of the Mediterranean (in Israel and Lebanon) around the Syrian Desert north of Arabia (in Syria and Iraq) to the Persian Gulf (in Iraq and Iran)

Note: Some people consider the Nile valley in Egypt to be part of the Fertile Crescent.

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“Fertile Crescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fertile%20Crescent. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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