desert

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desert

v. to intentionally abandon a person or thing.

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In the temperate deserts of North America, the zones bordering the subtropical deserts (in the south of the Great Basin Desert and in the northern part of the Mojave Desert) contain large plants with a treelike growth-form.
In the cold and temperate deserts, they complete their entire life cycle in two or two and a half months.
The temperate deserts have a large variety of spring ephemeroids with underground storage organs.
The cold deserts contain almost none of the large columnar cacti found in the hot deserts, but in the temperate deserts of the Americas there are many globose cacti and ones with greatly flattened stems.