salt pan

  1. an undrained natural depression, as a crater or tectonic basin, in which the evaporation of water leaves a deposit of salt.

Origin of salt pan

First recorded in 1485–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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salt pan

  1. A small, undrained, shallow depression in which water accumulates, evaporates, and deposits salt.
  2. A small lake of brackish water occupying such a depression.
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