a flat coastal plain with a salt crust, common in Arabia
A flat area between a desert and an ocean, characterized by a crusty surface consisting of evaporite deposits (including salt, gypsum, and calcium carbonate), windblown sediments, and tidal deposits. Sabkhas form primarily through the evaporation of sea water that seeps upward from a shallow water table and through the drying of windblown sea spray.
noun, plural sables, (especially collectively for 1, 2) sable. 1. an Old World weasellike mammal, Mustela zibellina, of cold regions in Eurasia and the North Pacific islands, valued for its dark brown fur. 2. a marten, especially Mustela americana. 3. the fur of the sable. 4. the color black, often being one of the heraldic […]
noun 1. a large antelope, Hippotragus niger, of Africa, with long, saberlike horns and, in the male, a black coat: an endangered species. sable antelope noun 1. a large black E African antelope, Hippotragus niger, with long backward-curving horns
noun, plural (especially collectively) sablefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sablefishes. 1. a large, blackish food fish, Anoplopoma fimbria, inhabiting waters of the North Pacific.
- Sable island pony
noun 1. a variety of wild pony found on Sable Island, Nova Scotia