a shallow brackish or saline marsh or lake in N Africa, usually dry during the summer.
Origin of chott
1970–75; < French < Arabic shaṭṭ
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Far to the right was a chott (or salt lake) and of lucent silver.William Sharp (Fiona Macleod)
Elizabeth A. Sharp
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Variant of shott.
A shallow lake or marsh with brackish or saline water, especially in northern Africa. Shotts are dry during the summer, at which time they are also characterized by salt deposits and a lack of vegetation.
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