AskDefine | Define chott

Extensive Definition

The term Chott (the spelling is French, it is pronounced, and sometimes spelled, shott; from Arabic šaṭṭ شط "bank, coast", from a root šṭṭ "exceed, deviate") is used to denominate dry (salt) lakes in the Saharan area of Africa that stay dry in the summer, but receive some water in the winter. This water may come as a groundwater discharge, for example from the Bas Saharan Basin.
chott in Afrikaans: Sjot
chott in Arabic: شط
chott in Catalan: Chott
chott in Czech: Šot (solná pánev)
chott in Welsh: Chott
chott in German: Schott (Geologie)
chott in Spanish: Chott
chott in French: Chott
chott in Dutch: Sjott
chott in Polish: Szott
chott in Finnish: Chott
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