[ sawl-tern ]
/ ˈsɔl tərn /
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a plot of land laid out in pools for the evaporation of seawater to produce salt.
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Origin of saltern
before 900; Old English sealtærn saltworks (not recorded in ME), equivalent to sealtsalt1 + ærn building, house
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Example sentences from the Web for saltern
The glow proceeded from the fires of the Imperial Saltern, erected at Ebensee.A Tramp's Wallet|William Duthie
British Dictionary definitions for saltern
/ (ˈsɔːltən) /
another word for saltworks
a place where salt is obtained from pools of evaporated sea water
Word Origin for saltern
Old English saltærn, from salt + ærn house. Compare barn 1, ransack
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