Definition of claypan in English:

claypan

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Pronunciation: /ˈkleɪpan
 
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noun

Australian
  • A shallow depression or hollow in the ground with an impermeable clay base which holds water after rain.
    More example sentences
    • Our sunset was a non-event, the sun obscured by low cloud, much to the disappointment of a couple of visitors who had carried tripods, huge lenses and other equipment out to the dry claypans (where some images show an expanse of water).
    • Otherwise it's all high and long sand ridges with claypans in between.
    • The experiment was started to avoid overflow from the existing sewage ponds into the surrounding claypans.

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