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salt pan

[′sȯlt ‚pan]
(chemistry)
A pool used for obtaining salt by the natural evaporation of sea water.
(geology)
An undrained, usually small and shallow, natural depression or hollow in which water accumulates and evaporates, leaving a salt deposit.
A shallow lake of brackish water occupying such a depression.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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