saliferous


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sa·lif·er·ous

 (sə-lĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
Containing or yielding salt.

saliferous

(sæˈlɪfərəs)
adj
(Geological Science) (esp of rock strata) containing or producing salt
[C19: from Latin sal salt + ferre to bear]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.saliferous - containing or yielding salt; "saliferous formations"; "salt domes"
salty - containing or filled with salt; "salt water"
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The appearance of the country was remarkable, from being covered by a thick crust of common salt, and of a stratified saliferous alluvium, which seems to have been deposited as the land slowly rose above the level of the sea.
The tapenade was a treat too, although a fairly salty accompaniment to the already saliferous cheese.