Bolson



a desert valley, the level of which has been raised by aggradation, usually draining into a playa.
Historical Examples

The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard Joseph Conrad
Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard Joseph Conrad
The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
A New Tortoise, Genus Gopherus, From North-central Mexico John M. Legler

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(Southwestern US) a desert valley surrounded by mountains, with a shallow lake at the centre

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