Meaning of semi-arid in English:

semi-arid

Pronunciation /ˌsɛmɪˈarɪd/

adjective

  • (of a region or climate) dry but having slightly more rain than an arid region or climate.

    ‘a leguminous tree that grows in the arid and semi-arid regions of Northern and Central Chile’
    • ‘a semi-arid Mediterranean climate’