Definition of Sonoran in English:


Syllabification: So·no·ran
Pronunciation: /səˈnôrən


  • Relating to, denoting, or characteristic of a biogeographical region including desert areas of the southwestern US and central Mexico.
    More example sentences
    • The landscape in question is not Central Australia but the Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona, USA.
    • However, the Sonoran region is characterized by great variability in annual precipitation, which is one of the most important factors affecting quail populations.
    • His grandfather had fled the shackles of peonage in the 1880s and homesteaded this tract of Sonoran desert.


late 19th century: from Sonora + -an.

More definitions of Sonoran

Definition of Sonoran in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space