a saltworks.
a plot of land laid out in pools for the evaporation of seawater to produce salt.

before 900; Old English sealtærn saltworks (not recorded in ME), equivalent to sealt salt1 + ærn building, house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To saltern
World English Dictionary
saltern (ˈsɔːltən)
1.  another word for saltworks
2.  a place where salt is obtained from pools of evaporated sea water
[Old English saltærn, from salt + ærn house. Compare barn1, ransack]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Variations of environmental features and microbial populations with salt concentrations in a multi-pond saltern.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature