playa definition

  • noun:
    • A nearly degree location at the bottom of an undrained wilderness basin, often briefly covered with water.
    • an even area temporarily covered with water which later becomes dried out by evaporation; an alkali flat or salt-pan.
    • A beach; a-strand; in the flatlands and deserts of Tx, New Mexico, and Arizona, a broad, standard spot, where later becomes dried out by evaporation.
    • In geology, an over-all name for various desiccated lake-basins when you look at the Western States.
    • In geology, a general name the simple of silt or dirt that marks the base of a desiccated lake-basin in the western US.

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