saliferous

[suh-lif-er-uh s]
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Origin of saliferous

First recorded in 1820–30; sal + -i- + -ferous
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Related Words for saliferous

saline, alkaline, pungent, briny, sour, salted, acrid, brackish, salt, saliferous, saltish

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British Dictionary definitions for saliferous

saliferous

adjective
  1. (esp of rock strata) containing or producing salt

Word Origin for saliferous

C19: from Latin sal salt + ferre to bear
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