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saltern

[sawl-tern] /ˈsɔl tərn/
noun
1.
a saltworks.
2.
a plot of land laid out in pools for the evaporation of seawater to produce salt.
Origin
900
before 900; Old English sealtærn saltworks (not recorded in ME), equivalent to sealt salt1 + ærn building, house
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  • Variations of environmental features and microbial populations with salt concentrations in a multi-pond saltern.
British Dictionary definitions for saltern

saltern

/ˈsɔːltən/
noun
1.
another word for saltworks
2.
a place where salt is obtained from pools of evaporated sea water
Word Origin
Old English saltærn, from salt + ærn house. Compare barn1, ransack
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