The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Editionsem·i·des·ert
A semiarid area often located between a desert and a grassland or woodland.http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/semidesert.htmlsem·i·des·ert
semiarid region: a region that is not completely dry, usually one lying between desert and a more heavily vegetated areahttp://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sem...
Main Entry: semi·des·ert
: an arid area that has some of the characteristics of a desert but has greater annual precipitationhttp://www.yourdictionary.com/semidesert
Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Edsemi·des·ert
a region somewhat like a desert, often located between a desert and grassland or woodland
The Random House Dictionary of the English Language:sem·i·des·ert
an extremely dry area characterized by sparse vegetation.
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary:semi-desert n.
a semi-arid area intermediate between grassland and desert