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Main Entry: 1des·ert
Pronunciation: primarystressdez-schwart
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English desert "barren land," from early French desert (same meaning), derived from Latin deserere "to desert, abandon," from de- "from, away" and serere "to join together"
: dry land with few plants and little rainfall
- des·ert·like /-secondarystresslimacrk/ adjective

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