potrero

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potrero

[pə′trer·ō]
(geology)
An elongate, islandlike beach ridge, surrounded by mud flats and separated from the coast by a lagoon and barrier island, made up of a series of accretionary dune ridges.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In a broad band of sand-hillocks which separate the Laguna del Potrero from the shores of the Plata, at the distance of a few miles from Maldonado, I found a group of those vitrified, siliceous tubes, which are formed by lightning entering loose sand.
I extended my search to the Potrero, and by good luck managed to pick up another box of candles, two sacks of wheat flour, ten pounds of graham flour (which would do for the servants), a case of tinned corn, and two cases of tinned tomatoes.
El mosaico de estos paisajes esta altamente dominado por areas dedicadas a la ganaderia extensiva y potreros con variadas densidades de arboles dispersos, cercas vivas poco complejas, plantaciones forestales y cultivos agricolas, adyacentes a pequenos fragmentos de bosque.