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Lop Nur

[lawp noo r] /ˈlɔp ˈnʊər/
noun
1.
series of salt lakes and marshes in Xinjiang Uygur, NW China: nuclear test site.
Also, Lop Nor [lawp nawr] /ˈlɔp ˈnɔr/ (Show IPA).
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Lop Nor

former saline lake in northwestern China that is now a salt-encrusted lake bed. It lies within the Tarim Basin of the eastern Takla Makan Desert, in the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, and is one of the most barren areas of China.

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