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or shott

  1. a shallow brackish or saline marsh or lake in N Africa, usually dry during the summer.
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Origin of chott

1970–75; < French < Arabic shaṭṭ
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Historical Examples of chott

  • Far to the right was a chott (or salt lake) and of lucent silver.

    William Sharp (Fiona Macleod)

    Elizabeth A. Sharp

British Dictionary definitions for chott


  1. a variant spelling of shott
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chott in Science


  1. Variant of shott.
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  1. 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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