The word desert is a noun. Desert means (1) an arid region with little or no vegetation.
Desert is also a verb that means (1) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch, (2) desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army.
Desert is also an adjective that means (1) located in a dismal or remote area; desolate.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word desert.
Located in southeastern California, 140 miles east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park includes parts of the Mohave Desert and Colorado Desert and gets its name from the spiky-tipped Joshua trees that are native to the Mohave Desert ecosystem.
Bar Harbor is a picturesque small town in southeastern Maine that is located on the northeast shore of Mount Desert Island. Nearby Acadia National Park contains Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the eastern seaboard.
When Spanish Conquistadors rode along the banks of the Rio Grande in 1598, they discovered a diamond amid the Chihuahuan desert. El Paso has been luring visitors with its mystery and promise ever since. Every year, the El Paso area hosts millions of travelers during their visit to this international metroplex. Nestled at the point where West Texas, New Mexico, and Old Mexico meet, The Sun City is a good place to appreciate the blending of these cultures and heritages.
The following articles provide recent desert-related news.
Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show.
Reuters. Monday, 13 Aug 2018 13:12:39 -0400.
A little more than 200 million years ago, a four-fanged pterosaur flew over the vast desert of Triassic Utah snagging other reptiles with its toothy mouth, until it met its untimely end on the banks of a dried-up oasis, new research finds.
Live Science. Monday, 13 Aug 2018 02:40:00 EDT.