One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An extensive plain formed in a desert by the coalescence of neighboring pediments.
grassland, flatland, lowland, pasture, meadowland, open country, prairie, savannah, steppeView synonyms
- ‘Individual pediments can coalesce to form extensive surfaces called pediplains, commonly several thousand square kilometres in extent.’
1930s: from pediment + plain.
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