from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A semiarid area often located between a desert and a grassland or woodland.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A semiarid region, approaching desert.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Half-desert; mostly barren, with a sparse vegetation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a region much like a desert but usually located between a desert and the surrounding regions
semi- + desert (Wiktionary)