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 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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