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Arabian Desert

noun
1.
a desert in Egypt between the Nile valley and the Red Sea. About 80,000 sq. mi. (207,000 sq. km).
2.
Also called Eastern Desert. the desert region in the N part of the Arabian peninsula.
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Arabian Desert

noun
1.
a desert in E Egypt, between the Nile, the Gulf of Suez, and the Red Sea: mountainous parts rise over 1800 m (6000 ft). Area: about 220 000 sq km (85 000 sq miles)
2.
a desert, mainly in Saudi Arabia, forming the desert area of the Arabian Peninsula, esp in the north. Area: about 2 330 000 sq km (900 000 sq miles)
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Eastern Desert

large desert in eastern Egypt. Originating just southeast of the Nile River delta, it extends southeastward into northeastern Sudan and from the Nile River valley eastward to the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea. It covers an area of about 85,690 square miles (221,940 square km).

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