salt mine etymology

English word salt mine comes from English mine

Detailed word origin of salt mine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mine English (eng) (computing) A machine used to extract units of a cryptocurrency.. (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.. (figurative) Any source of wealth or resources.. (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.. (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed [...]
salt mine English (eng) (by extension) Any laborious work situation, especially in a confined space.. Any mine used for the extraction of salt.

Words with the same origin as salt mine

Descendants of mine
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