Definition of saliferous in English:

saliferous

adjective

dated Geology
  • (of rock or strata) containing a large proportion of 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.’

Pronunciation

saliferous

/səˈlif(ə)rəs/ /səˈlɪf(ə)rəs/

Origin

Early 19th century from Latin sal ‘salt’+ -ferous.