Homonym and Homophones
Desert /ˈdezə(r)t/ (noun)
a large area of land covered with sand or rocks, with little water and few plants
*The Sahara Desert
Desert /dɪˈzɜː(r)t/ (verb)
to leave the army without permission with no intention of returning
*He deserted the army without thinking of the consequences.
to leave someone without help or in a difficult situation with no intention of returning
*He deserted his wife and family without thinking of the consequences.
Dessert /dɪˈzɜː(r)t/ (noun)
sweet food that is eaten at the end of a meal
*We’ll have a chocolate ice cream for dessert.