Meaning of “the Fertile Crescent” in the English Dictionary

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"the Fertile Crescent" in British English

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the Fertile Crescentnoun

/ˌfɜː.taɪl ˈkres.ənt/ /ˌfɝː.t̬əl ˈkres.ənt/

Examples from literature

  • The cities of the Fertile Crescent built in mud brick and used stone, copper, and bronze tools. 

(Definition of “the Fertile Crescent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Fertile Crescent" in American English

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Fertile Crescentnoun [ C usually sing ]

/ˈfɜr·təl ˈkres·ənt/

world history a large, curved piece of land in the Middle East between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, important to the growth of human civilization

(Definition of “Fertile Crescent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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