Definition: (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
Definition: (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
Sentences Containing 'arid'
And this same arid soil hath ever been A haunt of countless mournful memories, As well in our day as in days of yore.
Only some thirty arid summers had he seen; those summers had dried up all his physical superfluousness.
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.
The greenery on the southern side of the mountain pass disappears and the mountain slopes on the leeward side become brown and arid.
Climate along the highway. Ladakh is a cold semi-arid desert.
The greenery on the southern side of Rohtang disappears and the mountain slopes on the northern side become brown and arid.
Arid regions frequently suffer from physical water scarcity.
Finally, rivers and canyons can create a unique forest zone in more arid parts of the mountain range.
It is found in rocky, semi-arid habitats in North Africa, its range including parts of Algeria, Mali and Niger.
Öndörkhaan experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen "BSk") with long, dry, frigid winters and short, very warm summers.
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.
The Cinnamon Quail-thrush ("Cinclosoma cinnamomeum") is cryptic arid-zone species that is endemic to Australia.
This small to medium sized species of bird is found in the arid and semi-arid regions of central Australia.
The Cinnamon Quail-thrush is an Australian endemic that is typically found in arid and semi-arid regions of central Australia.
This region covers the arid catchments of the Paroo River (Peery and Poloko Lakes) and the Paroo-Darling confluence to the south.
Wind eroded landforms are rarely preserved on the surface of the Earth except in arid regions.
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".
They inhabit semi-arid to arid habitats from coastal islands to the Andes, including thorn forest, scrubland, and patches of "Pachycereus" cactus.
The remaining images are less impressive, revealing "an art in terminal decline, due to its stiffness and arid workmanship."
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.
Despite the arid climate wells are used for irrigated crops.
It borders on a cold semi-arid climate ("BSk").
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.
It is common in most of its range, but largely absent from the arid northwest and the eastern lowlands of South Africa.
In August 2008, Hughenden hosted the first Arid Lands Festival and The Great Hughenden Camel Endurance Challenge.
The northern and north-eastern states along the Himalayas contain cold arid deserts with fertile valleys.
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.
Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot semi-arid (BSh).
This plant grows in arid grasslands, woodlands and heathlands, at an altitude of above sea level.
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.
In their wintering habitat they are fond in semi-arid to humid woodland, tall forests, riverine forest, woodland/savanna mosaic and savanna.
It is a semi-arid plateau temperate monsoon climate zone, with four distinct seasons.
Khorixas has a semi-arid climate ("BSh", according to the Köppen climate classification), with warm to hot summers and mild winters.
Most of the area is semi-arid and depends on rain water.
Wallaroo exists in a semi-arid location, below Goyder's Line, and is surrounded by scrub mulga.
Early in life she developed a passion for the native flora of the arid West Darling region, collecting and identifying plants.
By 1950 she had Australia-wide botanical connections, recognising her expertise in the botany of arid and semi-arid lands.
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 inhabits deserts and semi-arid countryside and is largely resident although there is some local movement of flocks.
Arid theri forests are located in various suburban villages surrounding the town.
The climate is semi-arid with winter rainfall and hot, dry summers.
Under Köppen-Geiger climate classification system, it has a hot semi-arid climate (BSh).
The climate is temperate and semi-arid with rains in the summer.
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.
"Artemisia tridentata" grows in arid and semi-arid conditions, throughout the Intermountain West of North America.
This passion flower tolerates arid ground, but favours wet areas.
The climate of the ranch is mostly semi-arid.
Native species of tarantula, as well as reptiles, also exist in the fragile and arid ecosystem.
Cockatiels are native to Australia, where they are found largely in arid or semi-arid country, but always close to water.
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