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noun

water containing a large amount of salt.

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brine, briny, saline, seawater

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salt spoon, salt stick, salt substitute, salt tree, salt wasting, salt water, salt well, salt-and-pepper, salt-box, salt-cellar, salt-losing nephritis

Origin of salt water

before 1000; Middle English; Old English
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salt water


n.

Old English sealtera watera. As an adjective from 1520s. Salt-water taffy attested by 1886; so called because it originally was sold at seashore resorts, especially Atlantic City, N.J. (see taffy).

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