- a saltworks.
- a plot of land laid out in pools for the evaporation of seawater to produce salt.
Origin of saltern
before 900; Old English sealtærn saltworks (not recorded in ME), equivalent to sealt salt1 + ærn building, house
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- 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