chott

or shott

[ shot ]
/ ʃɒt /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for chott

chott
/ (ʃɒt) /

noun

a variant spelling of shott
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Scientific definitions for chott (1 of 2)

chott
[ shŏt ]

Variant of shott.

Scientific definitions for chott (2 of 2)

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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