Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of elevated flatland in Russia and Central Asia.
  • n. A quicksand or bog.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A quicksand; a bog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A quicksand.


sırt, meaning "highland", "ridge" or "backbone" in Turkic languages. (Wiktionary)
Latin syrtis (Wiktionary)


  • A buried soil of syrt deposits in the Saratov trans-Volga and its age


  • Within Central Asia, it is defined by deserts and halophytic regions of the syrt regions according to Pereladova’s map of Central Asian ecosystems.

    Caspian lowland desert


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.