Arabian Desert definition by Webster's New World
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- desert in E Egypt, between the Nile valley and the Red Sea
- popularly the desert area of Arabia
Arabian Desert definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or Eastern Desert
A desert of eastern Egypt between the Nile Valley and the Red Sea. Porphyry, granite, and sandstone found here have been used as building materials since ancient times.