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saliferous

[suh-lif-er-uh s] /səˈlɪf ər əs/
adjective
1.
containing or producing salt:
saliferous strata.
Origin of saliferous
1820-1830
1820-30; sal + -i- + -ferous
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  • There is little to be said of the animals which belong to the saliferous period.

  • It overlies a bed of saliferous sandstone which has been worked for salt.

  • In Cheshire and Lancashire the gypseous and saliferous red shales and loams of the Trias are between 1000 and 1500 feet thick.

British Dictionary definitions for saliferous

saliferous

/sæˈlɪfərəs/
adjective
1.
(esp of rock strata) containing or producing salt
Word Origin
C19: from Latin salsalt + ferre to bear
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