saltern

[sawl-tern]
noun
1.
a saltworks.
2.
a plot of land laid out in pools for the evaporation of seawater to produce salt.

Origin:
before 900; Old English sealtærn saltworks (not recorded in ME), equivalent to sealt salt1 + ærn building, house

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saltern (ˈsɔːltən)
 
n
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]

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Variations of environmental features and microbial populations with salt concentrations in a multi-pond saltern.
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