Water that contains salt is called brine. You can always tell when you are close to the ocean, because you can smell the brine and hear the sea gulls.
Brine is also a salty solution used to pickle or preserve foods. If you want to make pickles, you have to soak cucumbers in brine for several days or even weeks before canning them. As a verb, brine means to soak in a salty solution. If you live in the southern United States, you might brine watermelon rind and okra, which may sound strange to someone from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula who’s more familiar with brining eggs.
a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling
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seawater that is discolored by large numbers of certain dinoflagellates that produce saxitoxin
- red tide
soak in brine