from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A sand and stone desert of eastern Iran extending southward from the Dasht-e-Kavir.
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- noun a desert in eastern Iran
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Iranian deserts also have a striking number of Tamarix species; they have been reported to occur on the margins of the more sandy and gravelly parts of the Dasht-e-Lut.
The area can be divided into two major units: the Dasht-e-Kavir in the north, a vast saline desert, and the Dasht-e-Lut in the south, largely a sand and gravel desert and one of the hottest deserts in the world.
The prospect of a mushroom cloud rising from the Dasht-e-Lut, Iran's Desert of Stones, may not be Tehran's greatest threat to international stability.
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