malpais

noun
mal·​pa·​is | \ ˌmälpäˈēs \
plural -es

Definition of malpais

1 Southwest : rough country underlain by dark especially basaltic lava : badlands
2 Southwest : basaltic lava

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History and Etymology for malpais

Spanish mal país bad country

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“Malpais.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malpais. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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