Semi-arid



adjective, (of a region, land, etc.)
1.
characterized by very little annual rainfall, usually from 10 to 20 inches (25 to 50 cm):
the struggle to raise vegetables in semiarid regions.
adjective
1.
characterized by scanty rainfall and scrubby vegetation, often occurring in continental interiors: the semiarid regions of Australia
semiarid
(sěm’ē-ār’ĭd)
Having low precipitation but able to support grassland and scrubby vegetation. Steppes have semiarid climates.

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