bolson

[ bohl-sohn ]
/ boʊlˈsoʊn /

noun

a desert valley, the level of which has been raised by aggradation, usually draining into a playa.

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Origin of bolson

1830–40, Americanism;<Spanish: big purse, equivalent to bols(a) purse (<Late Latin bursa;see bursa) + -ón augmentative suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for bolson

bolson
/ (bəʊlˈsəʊn) /

noun

Southwestern US a desert valley surrounded by mountains, with a shallow lake at the centre

Word Origin for bolson

C19: from American Spanish bolsón, from Spanish bolsa purse, from Late Latin bursa bag; see purse
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