salt gland

noun

Definition of salt gland

: a gland (as of a marine bird or a plant) capable of excreting a concentrated salt solution

Examples of salt gland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alligators lack the salt glands of their crocodile cousins, but that doesn't seem to matter much, Nifong learned. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Many who got hurricane relief in Texas aren't sure Puerto Ricans should," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of salt gland

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Salt gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salt%20gland. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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