Definitions

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  • n. In the southwestern US, a slope, specifically part of a piedmont slope made of rocky detritus.

Etymologies

From Spanish bajada. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the foot of a rockslide on the edge of the bajada was a small piece of something blue.

    No Country For Old Men

  • In the upper bajada (lower slopes) they are coarse-textured, rocky, well-drained and partly "laid by rock bench."

    Desert biome

  • In the lower bajada (bottom land) the soil is sandy and fine-textured, often with "caliche hardpan."

    Desert biome

  • McIntyre looked toward the chopper and he looked down the bajada toward the other vehicles.

    No Country For Old Men

  • He raised his head and looked out across the bajada.

    No Country For Old Men

  • They walked around in the bajada looking at the shot-up trucks.

    No Country For Old Men

  • He backed out of the truck and stood looking over the bajada in the moonlight.

    No Country For Old Men

  • The helicopter arrived and circled and set down in a whirl of dust out on the bajada.

    No Country For Old Men

  • The air of the bajada is so aridly pure that I can hear either of them clear his throat at two hundred yards.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • At the bases of many cardons on this bajada, consequently, are the picked-over carcasses of drought-killed chuckwallas.

    The Song of The Dodo

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  • The geomorphology of the Death Valley area leaps to mind.

    September 26, 2010