fertile crescent

fer·tile cres·cent
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fur-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl kres-uh nt]
    • /ˈfɜr tl or, esp. British, -taɪl ˈkrɛs ənt/
    • /ˈfɜː.taɪl ˈkres.ənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fur-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl kres-uh nt]
    • /ˈfɜr tl or, esp. British, -taɪl ˈkrɛs ənt/

Definitions of fertile crescent words

  • noun fertile crescent an agricultural region extending from the Levant to Iraq. 1
  • noun fertile crescent an area in the Middle and Near East: formerly fertile, now partly desert. 1
  • noun fertile crescent an area of fertile land in the Middle East, extending around the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates in a semicircle from Israel to the Persian Gulf, where the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Phoenician, and Hebrew civilizations flourished 0
  • noun fertile crescent historical crescent-shaped region in the Middle East, extending from the E end of the Mediterranean Sea to the Tigris & Euphrates rivers: significant as the birthplace of several ancient civilizations 0

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fertile crescent popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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