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saltern

[ sawl-tern ]
/ ˈsɔl tərn /
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noun

a saltworks.
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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  • The glow proceeded from the fires of the Imperial Saltern, erected at Ebensee.

    A Tramp's Wallet|William Duthie

British Dictionary definitions for saltern

saltern
/ (ˈsɔːltən) /

noun

another word for saltworks
a place where salt is obtained from pools of evaporated sea water
Old English saltærn, from salt + ærn house. Compare barn 1, ransack
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