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Topic: GEOLOGY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: Greek

oasis

noun
     
o‧a‧sis plural oases [countable]
1DNSG a place with water and trees in a desert
2 a peaceful or pleasant place that is very different from everything around it
an oasis of calm/serenity/tranquillity etc
The park was an oasis of peace.
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