from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling brine; salty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, resembling or containing brine; salty
  • n. The sea

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to brine, or to the sea; partaking of the nature of brine; salt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to brine; of the nature of or affected by brine; salt; salty: as, a briny taste; the briny flood; briny tears.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any very large body of (salt) water
  • adj. slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)


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