American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place where salt is produced commercially.
- n. A place where salt is refined and prepared commercially.
- n. figuratively A job, usually considered boring drudgery.
- n. a plant where salt is produced commercially
“Anavyssos saltworks: It stopped producing salt in the 1960s, and the site sits empty.”
“Charles Forelle/The Wall Street Anavyssos saltworks: It stopped producing salt in the 1960s, and the site sits empty.”
“The saltworks, an hour south of Athens, shut in 1969.”
“In the suburban region north of the old saltworks, Anna Skouloudis , a retired Olympic Airlines flight attendant, has that figured out.”
“They include the site of a former saltworks on a mile-and-a-half of beach, an old golf course on the island of Rhodes and a 200-acre waterfront plot with campsites and thermal baths.”
“Japan and Mexico are already successful business partners, with joint-ownership of the Exportadora de Sal (ESSA saltworks located south of Guerrero Negro) by Mitsubishi and the Mexican government.”
“Recently, these advocates celebrated the tenth anniversary of their victory to persuade the Mexican government to abandon a massive Mitsubishi saltworks project that would have destroyed the lagoon and whale breeding habitat.”
“The terrestrial component include important ecosystems associated with the saltworks areas (Las Salinas de Ibiza y Forementera).”
“Thanks to this traditional use, saltworks (except one) are in an exceptional state of conservation and still have an optimal aquatic system.”
“There is a highly diverse bird fauna with 205 recorded species, most of them concentrated on the coastal lagoons and saltworks, of which 171 are migratory species.”
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