If health is a desideratum, one way to attain a lot of it is to cut out the booze.
An appearance of antiquity is never a desideratum to the honest book-collector.
A revision of genus Cratægus has long been a desideratum with botanists.
For in that summery clime shade, not sun, is the desideratum.
There is no sentiment in botany or in chemistry, and in them the desideratum ...