shott

chott

/ (ʃɒt) /

noun

a shallow temporary salt lake or marsh in the North African desert
the hollow in which it lies

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Word Origin for shott

C19: via French chott from Arabic shatt
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Scientific definitions for shott

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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