Australian Desert

1,300,000- square-mile area (530,000 hectares) in central and western Australia

Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games. 2013.

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  • Australian Desert — noun general name given to all desert areas in Australia • Syn: ↑Great Australian Desert • Instance Hypernyms: ↑desert • Part Holonyms: ↑Australia • Part Meronyms: ↑outback, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Australian desert-lime — melsvasis citrenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Eremocitrus glauca), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eremocitrus glauca angl. Australian desert lime; desert lime vok. australische… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • australian desert kumquat — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : desert lemon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Great Australian Desert — noun general name given to all desert areas in Australia • Syn: ↑Australian Desert • Instance Hypernyms: ↑desert • Part Holonyms: ↑Australia • Part Meronyms: ↑outback, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • desert — I. /ˈdɛzət / (say dezuht) noun 1. an area so deficient in moisture as to support only a sparse, widely spaced vegetation, or none at all. 2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • desert island — /dɛzət ˈaɪlənd/ (say dezuht uyluhnd) noun a small, remote and uninhabited tropical island: *Fending for yourself on a desert island would not be like this: there would be mangoes, breadfruit, milk from coconuts, and fish from the coral reef.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • desert lemon — /dɛzət ˈlɛmən/ (say dezuht lemuhn) noun a tree of arid regions, Eremocitrus glauca, with small, acid fruit. Also, desert lime …   Australian English dictionary

  • desert pea — /dɛzət ˈpi/ (say dezuht pee) noun → Sturt s desert pea …   Australian English dictionary

  • desert rat — /dɛzət ˈræt/ (say dezuht rat) noun 1. → jerboa. 2. Military Colloquial a member of the various Allied forces who fought in the desert campaigns in North Africa, 1941–42, especially one who assisted in the defence of Tobruk. {def. 2 named after… …   Australian English dictionary

  • desert rose — /dɛzət ˈroʊz/ (say dezuht rohz) noun → Sturt s desert rose …   Australian English dictionary

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