playa(redirected from Playa lake)
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A nearly level area at the bottom of an undrained desert basin, sometimes temporarily covered with water.
[Spanish, from Late Latin plagia, hillside, shoreline, probably from Greek, sides, from neuter pl. of plagios, oblique, sideways; see plagio-.]
playa(ˈplɑːjə; Spanish ˈplaja)
(Physical Geography) (in the US) a temporary lake, or its dry often salty bed, in a desert basin
[Spanish: shore, from Late Latin plagia, from Greek plagios slanting, from plagos side; compare French plage beach]
n., pl. -yas.
the flat, central floor of a desert basin with interior drainage.
[1850–55; < Sp: shore < Late Latin plagia; see plage]
A dry lake bed at the bottom of a desert basin, sometimes temporarily covered with water. Playas have no vegetation and are among the flattest geographical features in the world.
A Spanish word meaning shore, used to mean a flat area at the bottom of a desert basin.
n (Geol) → Playa f, → Salztonebene f