saliferous

saliferous

[suh-lif-er-uhs]
adjective
containing or producing salt: saliferous strata.

Origin:
1820–30; sal + -i- + -ferous

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saliferous (sæˈlɪfərəs)
 
adj
(esp of rock strata) containing or producing salt
 
[C19: from Latin salsalt + ferre to bear]

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