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Meaning of PLAYA

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pla"ya\, n. [Sp.]
A beach; a strand; in the plains and deserts of Texas, New
Mexico, and Arizona, a broad, level spot, on which
subsequently becomes dry by evaporation. --Bartlett.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Periodically-flooded basin common in parts of the Southwest.
  2. Bed of a dry lake.
 
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