Definition of Sonoran in English:

Sonoran

Line breaks: Son|oran
Pronunciation: /səˈnɔːrən
 
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adjective

  • Relating to, denoting, or characteristic of a biogeographical region including desert areas of the south-western US and central Mexico.
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    • 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.

Origin

late 19th century: from Sonora + -an.

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