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FERTILE CRESCENT

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FERTILE CRESCENT (noun)
  The noun FERTILE CRESCENT has 1 sense:

1. a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates

  Familiarity information: FERTILE CRESCENT used as a noun is very rare.


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FERTILE CRESCENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Holonyms ("Fertile Crescent" is a part of...):

Middle East; Mideast; Near East (the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century)


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