salt pan


noun

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

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Origin of salt pan

First recorded in 1485–95
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British Dictionary definitions for salt pan

saltpan
/ (ˈsɔːltˌpæn) /

noun

a shallow basin, usually in a desert region, containing salt, gypsum, etc, that was deposited from an evaporated salt lake
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Scientific definitions for salt pan

salt pan

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