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bitter lake

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

First recorded in 1880–85

Bitter Lakes

plural noun
  1. two lakes in NE Egypt, forming part of the Suez Canal.
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Origin of Bitter Lakes

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for bitter lake

Bitter Lakes

pl n
  1. two lakes, the Great Bitter Lake and Little Bitter Lake in NE Egypt: part of the Suez Canal
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