from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Dryness of the weather; lack of rain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A state of dryness of the weather; want of rain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being droughty; dryness; aridness.
The natural droughtiness of the soil in ecoregion 17m is enhanced by its location in the rain shadow of the two mountain ranges.
Today, some woodland remains but, mostly, the land is used for corn, soybean, wheat, alfalfa, or livestock farming; poor drainage and droughtiness are critical factors controlling land use.
In fact, the purple coneflowers are acting like they own the place, plus recent droughtiness has made me not really feel like putting in much effort.
It grows even more vigorously than the jackbean under less harsh conditions (in Yucatan, where droughtiness is always a problem the jackbean does better in years of low rainfall, whereas the velvetbean does better when rain fall is higher than normal, but still scarce).