Torrens

[ tawr-uhnz, tor- ]
/ ˈtɔr ənz, ˈtɒr- /

noun

Lake Torrens, a salt lake in Australia, in eastern South Australia. 130 miles (210 kilometers) long; 2,400 square miles (6,220 square kilometers); 25 feet (8 meters) below sea level.

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Origin of Torrens

First recorded in 1840–45; named after Sir Robert Torrens (1814–84), British administrator in Australia; see also Torrens system
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British Dictionary definitions for Torrens

Torrens
/ (ˈtɒrənz) /

noun

Lake Torrens a shallow salt lake in E central South Australia, about 8 m (25 ft) below sea level. Area: 5776 sq km (2230 sq miles)
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