Saliferous
Saliferous Sa*lif"er*ous, a. [L. sal salt + -ferous.] Producing, or impregnated with, salt. [1913 Webster]

{Saliferous rocks} (Geol.), the New Red Sandstone system of some geologists; -- so called because, in Europe, this formation contains beds of salt. The saliferous beds of New York State belong largely to the Salina period of the Upper Silurian. See the Chart of {Geology}. [1913 Webster]


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  • saliferous — [sə lif′ər əs] adj. [< L sal, SALT + FEROUS] producing or containing salt …   English World dictionary

  • saliferous — /seuh lif euhr euhs/, adj. containing or producing salt: saliferous strata. [1820 30; SAL + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • saliferous — /səˈlɪfərəs/ (say suh lifuhruhs) adjective containing or producing salt: saliferous strata. {Latin sal salt + iferous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • saliferous — adjective Yielding or containing salt; saliniferous …   Wiktionary

  • saliferous — salt bearing Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • saliferous — sa·lif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • saliferous —   a. containing salt.    ♦ salify, v.t. form salt with; transform into salt …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • saliferous — adj. Geol. (of rock etc.) containing much salt. Etymology: L sal salt + FEROUS …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saliferous rocks — Saliferous Sa*lif er*ous, a. [L. sal salt + ferous.] Producing, or impregnated with, salt. [1913 Webster] {Saliferous rocks} (Geol.), the New Red Sandstone system of some geologists; so called because, in Europe, this formation contains beds of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saliniferous — Sal i*nif er*ous, a. [Saline + ferous.] Same as {Saliferous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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