Saliferous

Sa*lif"er*ous

(?), a. [L. sal salt + -ferous.] Producing, or impregnated with, salt.
[1913 Webster]

Saliferous rocks (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.
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