sebkha

noun
seb·​kha
variants: or less commonly sebka \ ˈsebkə \ or sabakha \ ˈsabəkə \ or sabkha \ ˈsabkə \
plural -s

Definition of sebkha

: a smooth flat often saline plain in northern Africa sometimes occupied after a rain by a shallow lake

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History and Etymology for sebkha

Arabic sabkhah saline infiltration, shallow lagoon

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“Sebkha.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sebkha. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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