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an agricultural region extending from the Levant to Iraq.
an area in the Middle and Near East: formerly fertile, now partly desert.
an area of fertile land in the Middle East, extending around the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates in a semicircle from Israel to the Persian Gulf, where the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Phoenician, and Hebrew civilizations flourished


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