a shallow brackish or saline marsh or lake in N Africa, usually dry during the summer.
Also, shott.

1970–75; < French < Arabic shaṭṭ Unabridged
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chott (ʃɒt)
a variant spelling of shott

shott or chott (ʃɒt)
1.  a shallow temporary salt lake or marsh in the North African desert
2.  the hollow in which it lies
[C19: via French chott from Arabic shatt]
chott or chott
[C19: via French chott from Arabic shatt]

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chott   (shŏt)  Pronunciation Key 
Variant of shott.
shott or chott   (shŏt)  Pronunciation Key 
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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