saliferous

[ suh-lif-er-uh s ]
/ səˈlɪf ər əs /

adjective

containing or producing salt: saliferous strata.

Nearby words

  1. salient,
  2. salientian,
  3. saliently,
  4. salieri,
  5. salieri, antonio,
  6. salifiable,
  7. salification,
  8. salify,
  9. salii,
  10. salimeter

Origin of saliferous

First recorded in 1820–30; sal + -i- + -ferous

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British Dictionary definitions for saliferous

saliferous

/ (sæˈlɪfərəs) /

adjective

(esp of rock strata) containing or producing salt

Word Origin for saliferous

C19: from Latin sal salt + ferre to bear

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