- a city in W California.
- a saline marsh, spring, or the like.
- a saltworks.
Origin of salina
1690–1700; < Spanish ≪ Latin salīnae saltworks
- a city in central Kansas.
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Examples from the Web for salinas
Salinas was the home town of John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath and great chronicler of Depression-era California.
Today for many in hardscrabble, majority-Latino Salinas, home to 150,000 people, The Grapes of Wrath is less lyrical than real.
The Salinas Valley looked like a garden to them, and was indeed a promised land.Adrift in the Wilds
Edward S. Ellis
From now on the march is an easy one down the Salinas valley to the sea.
On the 11th, they ascended the Salinas and began to retrace the route of their coming.
This was followed by Salinas, with one arrest for every 8.82 persons.Social Problems in Porto Rico
Fred K. Fleagle
Then Salinas was reached once more, and now we were again on the road to 'Frisco.Across America by Motor-cycle
C. K. Shepherd
- a salt marsh, lake, or spring
C17: from Spanish, from Medieval Latin: salt pit, from Late Latin salīnus saline
- 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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