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salt lake

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noun
  1. a body of water having no outlet to the sea and containing in solution a high concentration of salts, especially sodium chloride.

Origin of salt lake

First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for salt lake

Historical Examples

  • Above the outlets of the Rhone is a salt-lake which they call Stomalimnè.1364 It abounds in shell and other fish.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume I (of 3)

    Strabo

  • At this distance, on the shores of a salt-lake, there was really a very pretty scene, though in such a frightful desert.

  • At Salt-Lake City they were received with the very highest marks of favor.


British Dictionary definitions for salt lake

salt lake

noun
  1. an inland lake of high salinity resulting from inland drainage in an arid area of high evaporation
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