[suh-lif-er-uh s]


containing or producing salt: saliferous strata.

Origin of saliferous

First recorded in 1820–30; sal + -i- + -ferous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for saliferous

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

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British Dictionary definitions for saliferous



(esp of rock strata) containing or producing salt

Word Origin for saliferous

C19: from Latin sal salt + ferre to bear
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