Definition of salt flats in English:

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salt flats

plural noun

Areas of flat land covered with a layer of salt.
Example sentences
  • Overnight, the rising of the water table beneath the salt flats meant that large areas - which had previously been usable - became marshy.
  • In the early spring, flamingos land on the salt flats while in the autumn, the Cypriots celebrate the harvest of the vines with a wine festival.
  • However, most modern evaporites form in shallow-water marine lagoons or on wide coastal salt flats, and this prompted some geologists to argue that all evaporites were of shallow-water origin.

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