salt pan

noun

Definition of salt pan

: an undrained natural depression in which water gathers and leaves a deposit of salt on evaporation

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Trip Highlights Work alongside researchers at Elephants for Africa to document herd behavior in the salt pans of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. National Geographic, "Botswana & Victoria Falls High School Expedition," 17 June 2019 The same thing happened when Esteban took samples from Andalusia’s salt pans, those hypersaline remnants of ancient seas in what is now southern Spain. Carrie Arnold, WIRED, "A Blazing Hot Coal Seam Shows How Microbes Can Spring to Life," 21 Apr. 2019 In the afternoon, opt to relax at our hotel or visit the Inca ruins of Moray and the salt pans of Maras. National Geographic, "Peru Family Journey: Machu Picchu to the Amazon," 12 June 2019 Its centerpiece, an otherworldly, largely featureless 1,900-square-mile salt pan is home to more than 100 species of animals, including the Big Five. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places to Go This Summer That Won't Be Full of Tourists," 11 May 2018 Once upon a time, before the skyscrapers and stock market, Hong Kong was just a collection of fishing villages and salt pans. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018 On the other, sweeping views take in the trees, fields, Ria Formosa park, the Atlantic, and some of the Algarve’s salt pans, basins designed for sea-salt production using a method of saltwater evaporation dating to the Phoenicians. New York Times, "House Hunting in … Portugal," 6 June 2018 Central Botswana is at its best in Africa’s summer, when the region’s desert and salt pans turn to grassland, drawing parades of animals. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Your First Safari Should Be in Botswana," 25 Apr. 2018 From then on, the record-breakers had to take to vast beaches at low tide; then inaccessible salt pans; then the remotest deserts; just to reach a number. A-LIST, "The Quest to be Quick," 24 Dec. 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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