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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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