Definition of Saharan in US English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the Sahara Desert.

    ‘a Saharan oasis’
    • ‘The wind blows from the south or southeast off the hot Saharan desert.’
    • ‘The Saharan air layer appears to depress hurricane formation.’
    • ‘"In the same way that people find Saharan dust covering their cars the locust can also be picked up on the wind and carried very long distances," he said.’
    • ‘The kingdom of Morocco is one of the most often-travelled Saharan countries and boasts a booming tourist trade.’
    • ‘It's a long way from the dusty western Saharan city of Laayoune to Manhasset in leafy New York state.’