shott

[shot]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. shote,
  2. shotgun,
  3. shotgun microphone,
  4. shotgun wedding,
  5. shothole,
  6. shotten,
  7. shotting,
  8. shottsuru,
  9. shotwell,
  10. shotwell, james thomson

chott

or shott

[shot]

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for shott

shott

chott

noun

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

Word Origin for shott

C19: via French chott from Arabic shatt

chott

noun

a variant spelling of shott
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Science 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.

chott

[shŏt]

Variant of shott.
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