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salina

[suh-lahy-nuh] /səˈlaɪ nə/
noun
1.
a saline marsh, spring, or the like.
2.
a saltworks.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < SpanishLatin salīnae saltworks

Salina

[suh-lahy-nuh] /səˈlaɪ nə/
noun
1.
a city in central Kansas.
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salina

/səˈlaɪnə/
noun
1.
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
  (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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Encyclopedia Article for salina

Salina

city, seat (1859) of Saline county, central Kansas, U.S. It lies on the Smoky Hill River. Founded in 1858 by an antislavery group headed by William A. Phillips, it was named for the Saline River, which enters the Smoky Hill just to the east. The town's growth was slow until the arrival of the Union (later Kansas) Pacific Railroad in 1867. The city was rebuilt after having been largely destroyed by floods in 1903.

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alkali flat

a playa, or dried-out desert lake, especially one containing high concentrations of precipitated dry, glistening salts. The term is generally limited to flats in the western United States, the most famous being the Bonneville Salt Flats (q.v.) west of Salt Lake City, where automobile speed records are set

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