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chott

[shot] /ʃɒt/
noun
1.
a shallow brackish or saline marsh or lake in N Africa, usually dry during the summer.
Also, shott.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; < French < Arabic shaṭṭ
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British Dictionary definitions for chott

chott

/ʃɒt/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of shott

shott

/ʃɒt/
noun
1.
a shallow temporary salt lake or marsh in the North African desert
2.
the hollow in which it lies
Word Origin
C19: via French chott from Arabic shatt
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chott
  (shŏt)   
Variant of shott.
shott or chott
  (shŏt)   
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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