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saliferous

[ suh-lif-er-uhs ]
/ səˈlɪf ər əs /
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adjective
containing or producing salt: saliferous strata.
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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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