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[suh-lahy-nuh] /səˈlaɪ nə/
a saline marsh, spring, or the like.
a saltworks.
Origin of salina
1690-1700; < SpanishLatin salīnae saltworks


[suh-lahy-nuh] /səˈlaɪ nə/
a city in central Kansas. Unabridged
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  • One day we accompanied a party of the Spaniards in their whale-boat to a salina, or lake from which salt is procured.

  • I am inclined to think that the river Valchita loses itself in this salina.

    At Home with the Patagonians George Chaworth Musters
  • This may be illustrated by the familiar case of the crustacea Artemia salina and Artemia Milhausenii.

    Taboo and Genetics Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
  • The governor, with his party, had just left the house for Tehuantepec and salina Cruz.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • One day I rode to a large salt-lake, or salina, which is distant fifteen miles from the town.

  • With the salt in this the salina formation there are many beds of gypsum.

    North America Israel C. Russell
  • On the other hand, to have reached the front stairs Penn must have passed through salina's room.

    Cudjo's Cave J. T. Trowbridge
  • But salina, who was in her room at the time, averred that she had not been disturbed, even by a sound.

    Cudjo's Cave J. T. Trowbridge
  • I met the captain every night taking his men as far as salina Street, and we always saluted one another.

    Dave Ranney Dave Ranney
  • salina saw that it was now too late to keep the secret from him; there was no way but to tell him all.

    Cudjo's Cave J. T. Trowbridge
British Dictionary definitions for salina


a salt marsh, lake, or spring
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from Medieval Latin: salt pit, from Late Latin salīnussaline
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salina in Science
  (sə-lī'nə, -lē'-)   
  1. An area of land encrusted with crystalline salt, especially a salt pan or a salt-encrusted playa.

  2. A body of water, such as a salt marsh, spring, pond, or lake, having a high saline content.

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