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Noun: oasis (oases)  ow'ey-sis
  1. A fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
     
  2. A shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
    - haven

Derived forms: oases

Type of: parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, shelter, tract

Part of: desert

Encyclopedia: Oasis, Riverside County, California