- a salt lake containing in solution a high concentration of sulfates, carbonates, and chlorides.
Origin of bitter lake
First recorded in 1880–85
- two lakes in NE Egypt, forming part of the Suez Canal.
Origin of Bitter Lakes
First recorded in 1835–45
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- two lakes, the Great Bitter Lake and Little Bitter Lake in NE Egypt: part of the Suez Canal
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