a saline marsh, spring, or the like.
a saltworks.

Origin of salina

1690–1700; < SpanishLatin salīnae saltworks




a city in central Kansas. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for salina

Historical Examples of salina

  • April 20th, Salina was raided, two men killed, and two hundred head of stock taken.

  • A gentleman at Salina, Kansas, obtained two buffalo calves, and trained them carefully to the yoke.

    Buffalo Land

    W. E. Webb

  • Perhaps Salina's unhappiness of temper owed its development chiefly to this cause.

    Cudjo's Cave

    J. T. Trowbridge

  • The summit level chosen, therefore, ran from Utica to the salt-works at Salina (Syracuse).

  • My mother carried a nickname, Salina, all her life, but her real name was Haria.

    Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives

    Work Projects Administration

British Dictionary definitions for salina



a salt marsh, lake, or spring

Word Origin for salina

C17: from Spanish, from Medieval Latin: salt pit, from Late Latin salīnus saline
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Science definitions for salina


[sə-līnə, -lē-]

An area of land encrusted with crystalline salt, especially a salt pan or a salt-encrusted playa.
A body of water, such as a salt marsh, spring, pond, or lake, having a high saline content.
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