from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing or yielding salt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bearing or containing salt: said of plants that grow in saline soil.
  • In geology, noting a formation containing a considerable amount of rocksalt, or yielding brine in economically valuable quantity. Saliferous beds are found in almost all the divisions of the geological series, from the lowest to the highest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Producing, or impregnated with, salt.
  • adjective (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Yielding or containing salt; saliniferous

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  • adjective containing or yielding salt


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