sebkha

noun

seb·​kha
variants or less commonly sebka
ˈsebkə
or sabakha
ˈsabəkə
or sabkha
ˈsabkə
plural -s
: a smooth flat often saline plain in northern Africa sometimes occupied after a rain by a shallow lake

Word History

Etymology

Arabic sabkhah saline infiltration, shallow lagoon

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“Sebkha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sebkha. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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