salt flat


Definition of salt flat 

: a salt-encrusted flat area resulting from evaporation of a former body of water

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Are there any salt flats or dry lakes en route to Miami? Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "I Took a Road Trip in a Supercar," 2 Feb. 2016 While area beaches are plentiful, Salt Pond Beach Park (named for traditional Hawaiian salt collecting ponds—manmade salt flats created for sea salt harvesting) is a must for its shallow snorkeling pools and reef protected waters. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018," 5 June 2018 In addition to the steppes of Mongolia, destinations include the Australian Outback; the wild lands of Rwanda and Tanzania; the Buddhist sites of Tibet; and the salt flats, volcanoes and hot springs of Bolivia. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Reindeer herders, eagle hunters: New Silversea tour brings rare encounters in Mongolia," 15 June 2018 The photographer and her guides drove five hours over a rough, bumpy road and through a checkpoint in Berahile before reaching the salt flat and sulphur pools near Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "Unreal Views of the Trippy Colors in Ethiopia's Danakil Desert," 15 May 2018 New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument is a desolate place; sparse vegetation pokes up throughout its salt flats and white gypsum dunes. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Fossil Tracks May Record Ancient Humans Hunting Giant Sloths," 30 Apr. 2018 Some other nearby places to check out are the Finca De Girasoles (sunflower fields), Las Salinas en Cabo Rojo (salt flats with pink water!), and Gilligan’s Island in Guanica (with gorgeous clear waters and prime snorkeling). Jessi Walker, Marie Claire, "Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Rincón, Puerto Rico," 25 Apr. 2018 What was once a bucolic lakeside landscape is now a vast salt flat that’s part of White Sands National Monument. Sid Perkins, Science | AAAS, "Ancient human-sloth hunt hinted at in 15,000-year-old footprints," 25 Apr. 2018 This past winter the cruise line debuted the Couture Collection, a new series of pre- and post-cruise land extensions into the hardest-to-reach, most off-the-radar regions—think the salt flats of Bolivia, villages in Mongolia, the South Pole. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Luxury Pop-Up Hotels Are the Ultimate New Travel Adventure," 13 Mar. 2018

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1816, in the meaning defined above

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