Definitions for playaˈplaɪ ə
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(In the plains and deserts of USA and Mexico) a level spot temporarily covered with water which subsequently becomes dry by evaporation; an alkali flat or salt pan.
a beach; a strand; in the plains and deserts of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, a broad, level spot, on which subsequently becomes dry by evaporation
A dry lake is an ephemeral lakebed, or a remnant of an endorheic lake. Such flats consist of fine-grained sediments infused with alkali salts. Alternative names for the dry lake include alkali flat, alkali sink and playa. A playa lake may cover a wide area, but it is never deep. Most water in it evaporates, leaving a layer of salt on the surface. These salt covered stretches are called saltpans. If its basin is primarily salt then the dry lake is called a salt pan, pan, hardpan, or salt flat. Other dry lake types include the sabkha and the mudflat.
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