semiarid

adjective semi·ar·id \ -ˈer-əd , -ˈa-rəd , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of semiarid

:characterized by light rainfall; especially :having from about 10 to 20 inches (25 to 51 centimeters) of annual precipitation

semiaridity

play \ˌse-mē-ə-ˈri-də-tē, -er-ˈi-, -ˌa-ri-, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\ noun

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1880


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