shott definition by Webster's New World
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in N Africa, a closed basin, often containing a temporary, shallow, brackish lake
Origin: French chott ; from Arabic shaṭṭ, origin, originally , river bank
shott definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Variant of chott.
shott - Science Definition
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.