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bitter lake

a salt lake containing in solution a high concentration of sulfates, carbonates, and chlorides.
Origin of bitter lake
First recorded in 1880-85

Bitter Lakes

plural noun
two lakes in NE Egypt, forming part of the Suez Canal.
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In the bitter lake, which was pointed out to us from a distance, is the fairy-island where he dances with the fairies.

    Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life

    Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  • As we entered the large bitter lake, the electric lights were put out and the vessel guided by a pilot increased her speed.

  • At the southern end of the bitter lake region the work of cutting was again resumed as far as Suez, some thirty miles.

  • This is in the great bitter lake, where for eight miles the water is deep enough for the ships to pass safely.

  • The fourth is just north of the bitter lake, and the fifth is to the south of the same body of water.

British Dictionary definitions for bitter lake

Bitter Lakes

plural noun
two lakes, the Great Bitter Lake and Little Bitter Lake in NE Egypt: part of the Suez Canal
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