saltwater

[sawlt-waw-ter, -wot-er]

adjective

of or relating to salt water.
inhabiting salt water: a saltwater fish.

Origin of saltwater

First recorded in 1520–30; salt1 + water
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British Dictionary definitions for saltwater

saltwater

adjective

of, relating to, or inhabiting salt water, esp the seasaltwater fishes
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Science definitions for saltwater

saltwater

[sôltwô′tər]

Consisting of or living in salty water, especially seawater.
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