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salt flat

n
(Geological Science) a flat expanse of salt left by the total evaporation of a body of water

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n.
an extensive level tract coated with salt deposits left by evaporation of rising ground water or a temporary body of surface water.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.salt flat - a flat expanse of salt left by the evaporation of a body of salt watersalt flat - a flat expanse of salt left by the evaporation of a body of salt water
flat - a level tract of land; "the salt flats of Utah"
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In the middle of the world's largest salt flat in the highlands of Bolivia, you suddenly find yourself in a Chinese village.
The world's largest salt flat, it's home to 70 percent of the world's lithium reserves, according to the country's government.
Rodolfo Salazar told The Associated Press on Sunday that the driver lost control of the vehicle as it sped on the Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat and the main tourist destination in the country's south.
Salt flat benthic communities are usually established in the superficial layers of microbial mats, mostly composed by cyanobacteria and sometimes by a film of diatoms (Stal, 2001; 2012).
on their trip to the world's largest salt flat in Uyuni, Bolivia.
This couple from Maryland is actually having fun with optical illusion on their trip to the world's largest salt flat, in Uyuni, Bolivia.
In the accident that took place on the Salar de Uyuni salt flat on Thursday, the bodies were so heavily damaged that even dental identification has proved difficult, the sources said.
If it weren't for variations in the strength of the local gravity field--and the curvature of Earth's surface--the salt flat would be truly flat.
For the past 19 years over 25,000 boheminas have gathered in a remote northern Nevada desert to invent a surreal city for a week on a featureless salt flat 120 miles outside Reno.
The motorcycle, which achieved speeds of 85 miles per hour in recent tests at Bonneville Salt Flat, Utah, goes 110 miles on a gallon of diesel.
Elsewhere, perfectly spaced in what could almost be military formation, beached whales expire in a row on the sand (Approximately 17 of 41 Sperm Whales That Beached and Subsequently Died, Florence, Oregon, June 1979, 1979/2003); a man gazes with inexplicable suspicion at his lawn sprinkler (Hailey, Idaho, June 1980, 1980/2003); and a little girl in a bathing suit stands in the midst of a barren salt flat, near a lonely picnic table and a trash can bearing the legend PITCH IN
As the needle dropped toward Empty, he passed the only town marked on his map: Salt Flat, a ghost town