bitter lake

  1. a salt lake containing in solution a high concentration of sulfates, carbonates, and chlorides.

Origin of bitter lake

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby bitter lake Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bitter lake in a sentence

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

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

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

  • In the bitter lake, which was pointed out to us from a distance, is the fairy-island where he dances with the fairies.

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  • As we entered the large bitter lake, the electric lights were put out and the vessel guided by a pilot increased her speed.