Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A salt marsh, spring, pond, or lake.
  • n. An area of land encrusted with salt.
  • n. A saltworks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A salt marsh, or salt pond, inclosed from the sea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt marsh, or salt pond, inclosed from the sea.
  • n. Salt works.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A saline; salt-works; any place where salt is deposited, gathered, or manufactured.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a town in central Kansas

Etymologies

Spanish, from Latin salīnae, salt pits, from feminine pl. of salīnus, of salt; see saline.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Bishop Coakley of salina was a student of the Great Books program of the late Dr. John Senior.

    You report: New TLM in the Diocese of Dodge City

  • Anostracans usually reproduce sexually, though parthenogenetic reproduction occurs in some populations of Artemia salina, the brine shrimp.

    Crustacea

  • The large complex of lagoons around Cumaná, the large salina of the Golf of Cariaco and the lagoons along the Araya peninsula, (sometimes adjacent to populated areas), are refuges to many bird species.

    Araya and Paria xeric scrub

  • The western section of the Araya peninsula is characterized by a long, sandy plain that is frequently inundated by sea water, forming the extensive Araya salina.

    Araya and Paria xeric scrub

  • The final scene brought an overwhelming desire to sob and vomit... -salina

    Hancock (2008)

  • I may have been deceived, but I imagined I saw large expanses of greyish-blue water, which causes me to believe that this salina is but a corner of a great salt lake.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Though the height we ascended was barely 800 feet above the salina we had just left, the ascent occupied two hours.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • For nine hours we held on our way, starting with noisy shouts the fierce rhinoceros, the timid quagga, and the herds of antelopes which crowd the jungles of this broad salina.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Another source of wealth will be El – Melláhah, “the salina,” along which we shall travel: every man who has a donkey may carry off what he pleases, and sell to pilgrims and

    The Land of Midian

  • There is another salina about one hour down the coast, formed by a reef, near the

    The Land of Midian

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