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A saltworks.

[Old English sealtærn : sealt, salt; see salt + ærn, house.]


1. (Chemistry) another word for saltworks
2. (Physical Geography) a place where salt is obtained from pools of evaporated sea water
[Old English saltærn, from salt + ærn house. Compare barn1, ransack]


(ˈsɔl tərn)

1. a saltworks.
2. a plot of land laid out in pools for the evaporation of seawater to produce salt.
[before 900; Old English sealtærn saltworks =sealt salt1 + ærn building]
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From the vine-yard and the vine-press, from the bouvary or ox-farm, from the marl-pits and salterns, even from the distant iron-works of Sowley and the outlying grange of St.
(42) XV111: Episcopis fiat potestas dispensandi super quibuscumque impedimentsjuris ecclesiastici detectis post matrimonium bona fide saltern ab altera pane contractum exeptis sacro ordine, voto solemni et affinitate in linea recta ex copula licita.
He was able to build the Kankasanthurei Cement factory, a Saltern at Elephant Pass, Paranthan Chemical Factory, Valachchena Paper Factory.
He asked the Ministry of Electricity to help the company deliver power to the sand separation factory in Minisi saltern, as the ministry demanded EGP 227m, which is considered a big sum as the project is considered a national strategic one, according to Sultan.
nov., an extremely halophilic archaeon from a solar saltern," International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, vol.
Gothandam, "Screening and optimization of protease pro duction from a halotolerant Bacillus licheniformis isolated from saltern sediments," Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, vol.
(10) A wide range of phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSBs) have been isolated range of soil samples like from soil of mangroves (11), saline -alkaline soil (12), groundnut rhizosphere soil (13), black pepper rhizosphere soil (14), saltern (15), rhizospheres of vegetables like pea, spinach, etc.
Mark and Helen Saltern, of Delabole, said Scully-Hicks had been a close friend of their daughter as she grew up.
Screening and optimization of protease production from a halotolerant Bacillus licheniformis isolated from saltern sediments Gothandam.
The effect of environmental factors on the fatty acid composition of copepods and Artemia in the Sfax solar saltern (Tunisia).
In addition, several species of the family, such as Melghirimyces algeriensis isolated from an Algerian salt lake [17], Salinithrix halophila from the soil of hypersaline wetland in the north of Iran [18], and Paludifilum halophilum from a superficial sediment of Tunisian solar saltern [16], are halotolerant or halophilic able to support until 20% (w/v) of salinity.
Marine hypersaline microcoleus-dominated cyanobacterial mats in the Saltern at Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico: a system-level perspective.