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desert1 British & World English

Abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous

desert2 British & World English

A waterless, desolate area of land with little or no vegetation, typically one covered with sand

desert boot British & World English

A lightweight boot with the upper made from suede

desert oak British & World English

An Australian casuarina tree, which typically grows in arid regions

desert rat British & World English

A soldier of the 7th British armoured division (with the jerboa as a badge) in the North African desert campaign of 1941-2

desert rose British & World English

A flower-like aggregate of crystals of a mineral, occurring in arid areas

food desert British & World English

An urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food

Thar Desert British & World English

A desert region to the east of the River Indus, lying in the Rajasthan and Gujarat states of NW India and the Punjab and Sind regions of SE Pakistan

Gobi Desert British & World English

A barren plateau of southern Mongolia and northern China

Sahara Desert British & World English

A vast desert in North Africa, extending from the Atlantic in the west to the Red Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean and the Atlas Mountains in the north to the Sahel in the south. The largest desert in the world, it covers an area of about 9,065,000 sq. km (3,500,000 sq. miles). In recent years it has been extending southwards into the Sahel

desert island British & World English

A remote tropical island, typically an uninhabited one

Sonora Desert British & World English

An arid region of North America, comprising SE California and SW Arizona in the US and, in Mexico, much of Baja California and the western part of Sonora

Gibson Desert British & World English

A desert region in Western Australia, to the south-east of the Great Sandy Desert. The first European to cross it (1876) was Ernest Giles, who named it after his companion Alfred Gibson, who went missing on an earlier expedition

Libyan Desert British & World English

The name for the northeastern Sahara Desert, west of the Nile in Egypt, Libya, and northwestern Sudan

Mojave Desert British & World English

A desert in southern California, to the south-east of the Sierra Nevada and north and east of Los Angeles

Namib Desert British & World English

A desert of SW Africa. It extends for 1,900 km (1,200 miles) along the Atlantic coast, from the Curoca River in SW Angola through Namibia to the border between Namibia and South Africa

Arabian Desert British & World English

The desert in eastern Egypt, between the Nile and the Red Sea

Atacama Desert British & World English

An arid region of western Chile, extending roughly 965 km (600 miles) southwards from the Peruvian border

Painted Desert British & World English

A region in northeastern Arizona that is noted for its colorful eroded landscapes

Simpson Desert British & World English

A desert in central Australia, situated between Alice Springs and the Channel Country to the east

Colorado Desert British & World English

A region in southern California and northern Baja California in Mexico. The Salton Sea, the Imperial Valley, and the city of Palm Springs are here

desert pavement British & World English

A surface layer of closely packed or cemented pebbles, rock fragments, etc., from which fine material has been removed by the wind in arid regions

desert varnish British & World English

A dark hard film of oxides formed on exposed rock surfaces in arid regions

Eastern Desert British & World English

Another name for Arabian Desert.

Kalahari Desert British & World English

A high, vast, arid plateau in southern Africa north of the Orange River. It comprises most of Botswana with parts in Namibia and South Africa

Taklimakan Desert British & World English

A desert in the Xinjiang autonomous region of NW China, lying between the Kunlun Shan and Tien Shan mountains and forming the greater part of the Tarim Basin

Great Sandy Desert British & World English

A large tract of desert in north central Western Australia

Great Indian Desert British & World English

Another name for Thar Desert.

Great Victoria Desert British & World English

A desert region of Australia, which straddles the boundary between Western Australia and South Australia

Mount Desert Island British & World English

An island in the Atlantic Ocean, in southeastern Maine, site of Bar Harbor and other resorts. Most of the island is in Acadia National Park

Rommel, Erwin British & World English

(1891–1944), German Field Marshal; known as the Desert Fox. As commander of the Afrika Korps he deployed a series of surprise manoeuvres and succeeded in capturing Tobruk (1942), but was defeated by Montgomery at El Alamein later that year. He was forced to commit suicide after being implicated in the officers' conspiracy against Hitler in 1944

Kara Kum British & World English

A desert in central Asia, to the east of the Caspian Sea, covering much of Turkmenistan. Russian name Karakumykəraˈkumij

racerunner British & World English

Any of a number of fast-moving active lizards with longitudinal markings and a pointed snout, in particular:

Sturt's desert rose in desert rose British & World English

A dense shrub with pinkish-lilac flowers and black spotted leaves and fruit, native to arid regions of Australia

the Desert Fox in Rommel, Erwin British & World English

(1891–1944), German Field Marshal; known as the Desert Fox. As commander of the Afrika Korps he deployed a series of surprise manoeuvres and succeeded in capturing Tobruk (1942), but was defeated by Montgomery at El Alamein later that year. He was forced to commit suicide after being implicated in the officers' conspiracy against Hitler in 1944

desert night lizard in night lizard British & World English

A small dull-colored nocturnal lizard with large scales or bony plates on the head, occurring from the southwestern US to Central America

desert1 English Thesaurus

his wife had deserted him

desert2 English Thesaurus

the desert of the Sinai peninsula

desert English-Spanish

abandonar, huir* de

Gobi Desert New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

barren plateau of southern Mongolia and northern China

Mojave Desert New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

desert in southern California

desert boots English-Spanish

botas bajas de ante

desert island English-Spanish

isla feminine desierta

Kalahari Desert New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

arid plateau in southern Africa


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