alkali flat


noun

a level area, as a dry lake bed, in which evaporation has concentrated alkali minerals, as sodium sulfates and carbonates.

Nearby words

  1. alkalescent,
  2. alkali,
  3. alkali blue,
  4. alkali denaturation test,
  5. alkali feldspar,
  6. alkali grass,
  7. alkali metal,
  8. alkali metals,
  9. alkali metaprotein,
  10. alkali reserve

Compare salt flat.

Origin of alkali flat

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for alkali flat

alkali flat

noun

an arid plain encrusted with alkaline salts derived from the streams draining into it
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