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


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