Definition of saliferous in English:

saliferous

adjective

Geology
dated
  • (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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

saliferous

/səˈlɪf(ə)rəs/