saliferous

[ suh-lif-er-uh s ]
/ səˈlɪf ər əs /

adjective

containing or producing salt: saliferous strata.

Origin of saliferous

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