Definition of bajada in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈhɑːdə/


A broad slope of alluvial material at the foot of an escarpment.
Example sentences
  • Cercidium microphyllum, a green-stemmed, drought - deciduous tree 3 to 5 m high, is a dominant woody legume on rocky slopes and bajadas throughout the Sonoran Desert.
  • Adjacent fans may merge to form a broad sloping surface, known as a bajada, at the foot of a mountain range.
  • High-density scrubs are found on lower bajadas, sloping less than 1.5%, whereas low-density scrubs occur on upper bajadas sloping more than 3%.


Mid 19th century: from Spanish, 'descent, slope'.

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