semidesert

NOUN
  1. a region much like a desert but usually located between a desert and the surrounding regions
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How To Use semidesert In A Sentence

  • In winter, seasonal changes force many birds and mammals to move from the mountains into the sagebrush semidesert, where they find suitable habitat alongside the area's permanent residents. Intermountain Semidesert Province (Bailey)
  • The vegetation is steppe, sometimes called shortgrass prairie, and semidesert. Temperate Steppe Division (Bailey)
  • The lower slopes of the mountains and the basal plain are dominated by sagebrush semidesert or steppe. Middle Rocky Mountain Steppe - Coniferous Forest - Alpine Meadow Province (Bailey)
  • Natural vegetation ranges from Douglas-fir forest on steep, north-facing slopes at higher elevations to desert and semidesert grassland or shrubland on lower, drier sites. Ecoregions of Utah (EPA)
  • Recently, semidesert shrub vegetation seems to have invaded wide areas of the Western United States that were formerly steppe grasslands, due to overgrazing and trampling by livestock. Temperate Desert Division (Bailey)
  • I've driven hundreds of miles south of that city across scrubland and semidesert. Times, Sunday Times
  • It primarily grazes and rests on highland or lowland desert, semidesert or steppe.
  • The northeast is much more barren - there are more cactuses than palm trees in this semidesert.
  • The vegetation is steppe, sometimes called shortgrass prairie, and semidesert. Temperate Steppe Division (Bailey)
  • Native to South Africa, ostriches long roamed a vast semidesert plain called the Karoo. Bird-Watching
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