Definition of salt flats in US English:

salt flats

plural noun

  • Areas of flat land covered with a layer of salt.

    • ‘The water level has receded to expose the entire site, leaving the work as a low white spiral mound embedded in blindingly white salt flats.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Overnight, the rising of the water table beneath the salt flats meant that large areas - which had previously been usable - became marshy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Light can be blinding on the high altitude salt flats, or dense and green in the rainforest.’


salt flats

/sɔlt flæts/