from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Both dry and hot.
  • adjective Adapted to or flourishing in an environment that is both dry and hot.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Dry and hot; arid and warm: describing a climatic condition similar to that of the steppes of southern Russia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Both hot and dry
  • adjective of an organism That flourishes in hot, dry conditions


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