Saltern
Saltern Salt"ern, n. A building or place where salt is made by boiling or by evaporation; salt works. [1913 Webster]

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  • Saltern — is a word with a number of differing (but interrelated) meanings. In English archaeology, a saltern is a term used to describe an area used for salt making, especially in the East Anglian fenlands. The term saltern also describes modern salt… …   Wikipedia

  • saltern — [sôl′tərn] n. [OE sealtærn < sealt, salt + ærn, house: see RANSACK] SALTWORKS …   English World dictionary

  • Saltern — Recorded as Saltern and Salterne, this is a medieval English surname. It may be locational from Saltren s Cottages, a hamlet near the village of Monkleigh in the county of Devon, but more probably for most name holders was occupational for a man… …   Surnames reference

  • saltern — /sawl teuhrn/, n. 1. a saltworks. 2. a plot of land laid out in pools for the evaporation of seawater to produce salt. [bef. 900; OE sealtaern saltworks (not recorded in ME), equiv. to sealt SALT1 + aern building, house] * * * …   Universalium

  • saltern — noun a) An area used for saltmaking, especially in the East Anglian fenlands. b) A modern saltworks …   Wiktionary

  • saltern — salt·ern || sɔːltÉ™(r)n n. saltworks, place where salt is prepared or manufactured; place where salt is produced in a natural manner when pools of sea water evaporate (Geography) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saltern — [ sɔ:ltən, sɒ ] noun a set of pools in which seawater is left to evaporate to make salt. Origin OE sealtærn salt building (the original use denoting a salt works) …   English new terms dictionary

  • saltern — sal·tern …   English syllables

  • saltern — salt•ern [[t]ˈsɔl tərn[/t]] n. 1) chem. a saltworks 2) chem. a plot of land laid out in pools for the evaporation of seawater to produce salt • Etymology: bef. 900; OE sealtærn saltworks =sealt salt+ærn building …   From formal English to slang

  • saltern — /ˈsɒltən/ (say soltuhn), /ˈsɔltən/ (say sawltuhn) noun 1. → saltworks. 2. a plot of land laid out in pools for the evaporation of sea water to produce salt. {Middle English, Old English sealtærn saltworks, from sealt salt + ærn house. Compare… …   Australian English dictionary

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