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Bitter Lakes

plural noun
two lakes in NE Egypt, forming part of the Suez Canal.
Origin of Bitter Lakes

bitter lake

a salt lake containing in solution a high concentration of sulfates, carbonates, and chlorides.
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There was a road leading to the wilderness near the Bitter Lakes.

    Heroes of Israel Theodore Gerald Soares
  • As you know, he generally travels all night by the Bitter Lakes trail.

    The Mistress of Bonaventure Harold Bindloss
  • During geologic ages it shrunk until it all but disappeared, leaving only a few small and Bitter Lakes in unexpected pockets.

    The Martian Cabal Roman Frederick Starzl
  • "We shall come to the larger of the Bitter Lakes in less than an hour," replied the captain.

    Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for Bitter Lakes

Bitter Lakes

plural noun
two lakes, the Great Bitter Lake and Little Bitter Lake in NE Egypt: part of the Suez Canal
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