saliferous

salt-bearing

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  • Saliferous — Sa*lif er*ous, a. [L. sal salt + ferous.] Producing, or impregnated with, salt. [1913 Webster] {Saliferous rocks} (Geol.), the New Red Sandstone system of some geologists; so called because, in Europe, this formation contains beds of salt. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saliferous — [sə lif′ər əs] adj. [< L sal, SALT + FEROUS] producing or containing salt …   English World dictionary

  • saliferous — /seuh lif euhr euhs/, adj. containing or producing salt: saliferous strata. [1820 30; SAL + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • saliferous — /səˈlɪfərəs/ (say suh lifuhruhs) adjective containing or producing salt: saliferous strata. {Latin sal salt + iferous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • saliferous — adjective Yielding or containing salt; saliniferous …   Wiktionary

  • saliferous — sa·lif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • saliferous —   a. containing salt.    ♦ salify, v.t. form salt with; transform into salt …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • saliferous — adj. Geol. (of rock etc.) containing much salt. Etymology: L sal salt + FEROUS …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saliferous rocks — Saliferous Sa*lif er*ous, a. [L. sal salt + ferous.] Producing, or impregnated with, salt. [1913 Webster] {Saliferous rocks} (Geol.), the New Red Sandstone system of some geologists; so called because, in Europe, this formation contains beds of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saliniferous — Sal i*nif er*ous, a. [Saline + ferous.] Same as {Saliferous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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