noun (1)
sa·​lar | \ səˈlär \
plural -s

Definition of salar

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a salt-encrusted depression (as in the nitrate fields of Chile) that may or may not be the basin of an evaporated lake — compare salada, salina


noun (2)
Sa·​lar | \ səˈlär \
plural Salar or Salars

Definition of Salar (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a Muslim people of Chinese Turkestan speaking a Turkic dialect
2 : a member of the Salar people


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Definition of Salar (Entry 3 of 3)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the Salar

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History and Etymology for salar

Noun (1)

American Spanish, from Spanish, to salt

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“Salar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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