salt pan

salt pan
noun
Etymology: Middle English salt panne
1. : an undrained natural depression in which water gathers and leaves a deposit of salt on evaporation
2. : a large pan for making salt by evaporation

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an undrained natural depression, as a crater or tectonic basin, in which the evaporation of water leaves a deposit of salt.
[1485-95]

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salt pan noun
1. A large basin for obtaining salt by evaporation
2. A natural depression in which salt accumulates or has accumulated by evaporation
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Main Entry:salt

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salt pan,
1. a large, shallow vessel in which salt water is evaporated to yield salt.
2. a shallow depression in the ground in which salt water is evaporated in salt making.
3. any dried-up salt lake or marsh, especially in Africa: »

The waterholes of the salt pans are almost permanently ringed by zebra and wildebeest (New Scientist).

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n. a shallow container or depression in the ground in which salt water evaporates to leave a deposit of salt

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ˈsalt pan 7 [salt pan salt pans] noun
an area of low land where sea water has evaporated to leave salt

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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