Definitions for "parched"
Keywords:  toasted, roasted, staple, corn, diet
toasted or roasted slightly; "parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet"
Toasted; cooked quickly in a dry pan or open flame until browned.
Keywords:  sunbaked, adust, scorched, desert, bare
dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; "a vast desert all adust"; "land lying baked in the heat"; "parched soil"; "the earth was scorched and bare"; "sunbaked salt flats"