Definition of saliferous in English:
(Of rock or strata) containing much salt.
- Certain basins acquire complex geological profiles due to brittle, saliferous or clay tectonics.
- The Magdalen Islands are situated in the Magdalen Basin which contains a large number of giant saliferous structures of the type found in the Gulf of Mexico.
Early 19th century: from Latin sal 'salt' + -iferous.
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