sahara meaning

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  • Noun: Sahara  su'hehru [N. Amer], su'haara [Brit]
    1. The world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
      - Sahara Desert

    See also: Saharan, sub-Saharan

    Type of: desert

    Part of: Africa

    Encyclopedia: Sahara Sahara, Vicariate Apostolic of

  • [Medicine]
    The geographical area of Africa comprising ALGERIA; EGYPT; LIBYA; MOROCCO; and TUNISIA. It includes also the vast deserts and oases of the Sahara. It is often referred to as North Africa,French-speaking Africa,or the Magreb. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary,1988,p856)


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  1. her latest flight of fancy is to go camping in the sahara desert!
  2. the sahara desert, for example, creeps southward at a rate of thirty miles annually.
  3. the sahara is known to have had a humid climate during the last glacial stage of the pleistocene epoch.
  4. a terrible drought and famine destroyed africa's sahel, the fragile desert along the south edge of the sahara.
  5. there were soft winds and fierce winds. and then there was the dreaded sirocco, the warm wind that blew in from the sahara.

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