a salt lake containing in solution a high concentration of sulfates, carbonates, and chlorides.
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- bitter cassava,
- bitter cress,
- bitter dock,
- bitter end,
- bitter herb,
- bitter lakes,
- bitter melon,
- bitter orange,
- bitter pill,
- bitter pill to swallow
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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