Definition of playa
: the flat-floored bottom of an undrained desert basin that becomes at times a shallow lake
Recent Examples of playa from the Web
The playa needs to be firm enough for heavy trucks to drive on and airplanes to land on.
Fly Ranch, the organization's newly acquired hot spring and wetlands haven just a few miles north of the playa, is not an option for the event at this point.
Rare snowmelt from the Granite Range, also north of the playa, added to the flooding.
You're not supposed to throw anything away on the playa.
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