Definition of Desertic

1. Adjective. of or pertaining to a desert or deserts ¹



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Definition of Desertic

1. arid and barren [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Desertic

desert rose
desert sand verbena
desert selaginella
desert soil
desert soils
desert sore
desert sunflower
desert tortoise
desert varnish
desert willow
deserted
desertedness
deserter
deserters
desertful
desertic (current term)
desertic soil
desertification
desertified
desertifies
desertify
desertifying
deserting
desertion
desertions
desertland
desertlands
desertless
desertlessly
desertlike

Literary usage of Desertic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1891)
"Appeal to distributional systematist and palaeontologist : their reliance on desertic environment. Case of hawthorn, thorny and thornless species. ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Some have functional fore-limbs but mere vestiges of hind-limbs; in others this condition is reversed. In some desertic- olous kinds eg ..."

3. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1920)
"... relatively long leaves finds its ultimate expression in the vegetation of extremely dry regions. A preliminary survey of the leaves of desertic and arid ..."

4. United Arab Emirates: A New Perspective by Ibrahim Abed, Peter Hellyer (2001)
"... 1999b; Müller 1999) in the sandy desertic area near the Sharjah International Airport. Many other sites, both graves and settlements, have been located, ..."

5. Key to the Exercises Adapted to Murray's English Grammar: Calculated to by Lindley Murray (1815)
"All the power of ridicule, aided by the desertic of friends, and the diminution of his estate, nas n able to shake his principles. ..."

6. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India by Geological Survey of India (1904)
"But the same proposition would not hold good with respect to the amount of land cultivated : with an annual rainfall of about five inches, desertic ..."

7. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"... also in the Libyan Desert of northern Africa and in the semi-desertic regions of southern and southwestern Algeria. They are highly prized by the Arabs, ..."

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