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

2 [brahy-nee]
noun

Origin:
1825–35; brine + -y2

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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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Example sentences
Removing the salt from briny water is becoming more affordable.
And new storage options may be opening up, ranging from offshore sediments to
  basalt, briny aquifers to porous sandstone.
The briny sweetness you taste in the water when you swim in the bay is in the
  oysters too.
But they were cool and briny sweet-delicious, even to adolescents.
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