bolson

noun
bol·​son | \ bōlˈsōn \
plural -s

Definition of bolson

: a flat-floored desert valley that drains to a playa

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History and Etymology for bolson

American Spanish bolsón, augmentative of Spanish bolsa purse, pouch, from Medieval Latin bursa

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“Bolson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bolson. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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