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Word: arid

Definition: (of land) dry; barren; unproductive


Sentences Containing 'arid'

"Artemisia tridentata" grows in arid and semi-arid conditions, throughout the Intermountain West of North America.
A notable trait of their genus is an ability to adapt well to cold and somewhat arid habitat, like taiga or regions with Alpine climate.
And this same arid soil hath ever been A haunt of countless mournful memories, As well in our day as in days of yore.
Arid regions frequently suffer from physical water scarcity.
Arid theri forests are located in various suburban villages surrounding the town.
Artemisia tridentata, commonly called "big sagebrush" or "sagebrush", is an aromatic shrub from the family Asteraceae, which grows in arid and semi-arid conditions, throughout a range of cold desert, steppe, and mountain habitats in the Intermountain West of North America.
By 1950 she had Australia-wide botanical connections, recognising her expertise in the botany of arid and semi-arid lands.
Climate along the highway. Ladakh is a cold semi-arid desert.
Cockatiels are native to Australia, where they are found largely in arid or semi-arid country, but always close to water.
Despite the arid climate wells are used for irrigated crops.
Early in life she developed a passion for the native flora of the arid West Darling region, collecting and identifying plants.
Finally, rivers and canyons can create a unique forest zone in more arid parts of the mountain range.
In August 2008, Hughenden hosted the first Arid Lands Festival and The Great Hughenden Camel Endurance Challenge.
In their wintering habitat they are fond in semi-arid to humid woodland, tall forests, riverine forest, woodland/savanna mosaic and savanna.
Intended to allow irrigation in the arid region, the planning and initial site construction began in 1992, then was stopped for further planning and was reactivated in 2003.
It borders on a cold semi-arid climate ("BSk").
It inhabits deserts and semi-arid countryside and is largely resident although there is some local movement of flocks.
It is a semi-arid plateau temperate monsoon climate zone, with four distinct seasons.
It is a subshrub native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, and can be found in arid grassland and desert sand dune habitats.
It is common in most of its range, but largely absent from the arid northwest and the eastern lowlands of South Africa.
It is found in arid regions of northern and eastern Africa and across the Middle East and parts of Asia as far east as northwest India.
It is found in rocky, semi-arid habitats in North Africa, its range including parts of Algeria, Mali and Niger.
Khorixas has a semi-arid climate ("BSh", according to the Köppen climate classification), with warm to hot summers and mild winters.
Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot semi-arid (BSh).
Most of the area is semi-arid and depends on rain water.
Most of the Mallee consists of sand dunes that have been deposited as a result of movement of sand from the interior of Australia during arid glacial periods of the Quaternary.
Native species of tarantula, as well as reptiles, also exist in the fragile and arid ecosystem.
Öndörkhaan experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen "BSk") with long, dry, frigid winters and short, very warm summers.
Only some thirty arid summers had he seen; those summers had dried up all his physical superfluousness.
Precipitation varies greatly throughout the range, from the wet western slopes to the arid eastern ridges.
The arid and fairly barren Clarión Island, some west of Socorro, has an endemic subspecies of the Mourning Dove, "Zenaida macroura clarionensis".
The Cinnamon Quail-thrush ("Cinclosoma cinnamomeum") is cryptic arid-zone species that is endemic to Australia.
The Cinnamon Quail-thrush is an Australian endemic that is typically found in arid and semi-arid regions of central Australia.
The climate is semi-arid with winter rainfall and hot, dry summers.
The climate is temperate and semi-arid with rains in the summer.
The climate of the ranch is mostly semi-arid.
The greenery on the southern side of Rohtang disappears and the mountain slopes on the northern side become brown and arid.
The greenery on the southern side of the mountain pass disappears and the mountain slopes on the leeward side become brown and arid.
The island is approximately in length and rises to a height of about . It is situated about off-shore from the beaches west of Cape Arid.
The northern and north-eastern states along the Himalayas contain cold arid deserts with fertile valleys.
The remaining images are less impressive, revealing "an art in terminal decline, due to its stiffness and arid workmanship."
The semi-arid coastal areas of southern Vietnam are the most arid in Vietnam, so the vegetation also has high value as a source of germ plasm for restoring other areas that become drier or are affected by sea level rises due to climate change.
They inhabit semi-arid to arid habitats from coastal islands to the Andes, including thorn forest, scrubland, and patches of "Pachycereus" cactus.
This passion flower tolerates arid ground, but favours wet areas.
This plant grows in arid grasslands, woodlands and heathlands, at an altitude of above sea level.
This region covers the arid catchments of the Paroo River (Peery and Poloko Lakes) and the Paroo-Darling confluence to the south.
This small to medium sized species of bird is found in the arid and semi-arid regions of central Australia.
Under Köppen-Geiger climate classification system, it has a hot semi-arid climate (BSh).
Wallaroo exists in a semi-arid location, below Goyder's Line, and is surrounded by scrub mulga.
Wind eroded landforms are rarely preserved on the surface of the Earth except in arid regions.

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