Definitions for salternˈsɔl tərn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a plot of land laid out in pools for the evaporation of seawater to produce salt.
Origin of saltern:
bef. 900; OE sealtærn saltworks =sealtsalt1+ærn building
An area used for saltmaking, especially in the East Anglian fenlands.
A modern saltworks.
a building or place where salt is made by boiling or by evaporation; salt works