from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The depression surrounding a salt marsh or lake, especially in North Africa.
- noun The bed of a dried salt marsh.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
It was the flamingoes rising and flying over the chott, the one daily phenomenon of the desert which the woman on the roof still loved to watch.
Maïeddine to reach there first, so they stopped by the chott, and lunched from a smartly fitted picnic-basket Lady MacGregor had brought.
Just as he came in sight of the great chott between Biskra and
There was a _chott_, or dried desert lake, glistening white and livid blue, full of ghostly reflections, to cross; but once on the other side all the poetic romance of fairy gardens and magic mirrors vanished.