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briny1

[brahy-nee] /ˈbraɪ ni/
adjective, brinier, briniest.
1.
of or like brine; salty:
a briny taste.
Origin of briny1
1600-1610
1600-10; brine + -y1
Related forms
brininess, noun

briny2

[brahy-nee] /ˈbraɪ ni/
noun
1.
Origin
1825-35; brine + -y2
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briny

/ˈbraɪnɪ/
adjective brinier, briniest
1.
of or resembling brine; salty
noun
2.
the briny, an informal name for the sea
Derived Forms
brininess, noun
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Word Origin and History for briny
adj.

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

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