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noun pla·ya \ˈplī-ə\

Definition of playa

  1. :  the flat-floored bottom of an undrained desert basin that becomes at times a shallow lake

Origin and Etymology of playa

Spanish, literally, beach, from Late Latin plagia — more at plage

First Known Use: 1854

Rhymes with playa

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of playa Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about playa

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