alkali lake

noun

: a saline lake containing large amounts of sodium and potassium carbonates in solution as well as sodium chloride, commonly found in arid regions

called also soda lake

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkali lake was in 1848

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“Alkali lake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkali%20lake. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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