brininesses

briny

1 [brahy-nee]
adjective, brinier, briniest.
of or like brine; salty: a briny taste.

Origin:
1600–10; brine + -y1

brininess, noun
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briny (ˈbraɪnɪ)
 
adj , brinier, briniest
1.  of or resembling brine; salty
 
n
2.  the briny an informal name for the sea
 
'brininess
 
n

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briny
c.1600, from brine + -y (2). Used earlier of tears than of the ocean (1610s).
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