alkali flat


noun

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

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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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