from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by relatively low annual rainfall of 25 to 50 centimeters (10 to 20 inches) and having scrubby vegetation with short, coarse grasses; not completely arid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Somewhat arid, receiving little rainfall but more than an arid area would. Typically defined as 25 to 50 cm or 10 to 20 inches of rainfall annually.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See the extract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. somewhat arid
semi- + arid (Wiktionary)