a mine from which salt is excavated.
Usually salt mines. a place of habitual confinement and drudgery: After two weeks of vacation it will be back to the salt mines for the staff.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of salt mine
First recorded in 1675–85
Words nearby salt mine
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Example sentences from the Web for salt mine
When you go to Salzburg (on which I congratulate you) you may go to see, if you like, the salt-mine of Hallein.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
When and where was the first salt-mine established in England?