Etymology
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Sahara

great desert of northern Africa, 1610s, from Arabic çahra "desert" (plural çahara), according to Klein, noun use of fem. of the adjective asharu "yellowish red." Related: Saharan.

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Definitions of Sahara

Sahara (n.)
the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa;
Synonyms: Sahara Desert
From wordnet.princeton.edu