from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A desert of north-central Uzbekistan and south-central Kazakhstan southeast of the Aral Sea between the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya.
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- noun a desert in Uzbekistan to the southeast of the Aral Sea
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The southern deserts include the Caspian coastal plains, the southern part of Ustyurt Plateau, Krasnovodsk Plateau, Kara Kum sandy deserts, and the southern part of Kyzyl Kum sandy desert.
Two great Asian deserts, the Kara Kum and Kyzyl Kum, are located here.