[ sawlt-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈsɔltˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər /
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THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Words nearby saltwater
Definition for saltwater (2 of 2)
water containing a large amount of salt.
Origin of salt water
before 1000; Middle English; Old English
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Example sentences from the Web for saltwater
Plus these birds all drink saltwater and excrete the salt through the tubes.Here’s the real story behind Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’|Tom McNamara|December 3, 2020|Popular Science
British Dictionary definitions for saltwater
/ (ˈsɔːltˌwɔːtə) /
of, relating to, or inhabiting salt water, esp the seasaltwater fishes
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Scientific definitions for saltwater
[ sôlt′wô′tər ]
Consisting of or living in salty water, especially seawater.
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