Salinas

[suh-lee-nuh s]
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noun

a city in W California.

salina

[suh-lahy-nuh]

noun

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

Origin of salina

1690–1700; < SpanishLatin salīnae saltworks

Salina

[suh-lahy-nuh]

noun

a city in central Kansas.
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Examples from the Web for salinas

Contemporary Examples of salinas

  • Salinas was the home town of John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath and great chronicler of Depression-era California.

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    The Golden State Is Crumbling

    Joel Kotkin

    September 2, 2011

  • Today for many in hardscrabble, majority-Latino Salinas, home to 150,000 people, The Grapes of Wrath is less lyrical than real.

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    The Golden State Is Crumbling

    Joel Kotkin

    September 2, 2011

Historical Examples of salinas

  • 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.

    The March of Portol

    Zoeth S. Eldredge and E. J. Molera

  • On the 11th, they ascended the Salinas and began to retrace the route of their coming.

    The March of Portol

    Zoeth S. Eldredge and E. J. Molera

  • This was followed by Salinas, with one arrest for every 8.82 persons.

  • Then Salinas was reached once more, and now we were again on the road to 'Frisco.


British Dictionary definitions for salinas

salina

noun

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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salinas in Science

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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