Main definitions of salina in English

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salina1

noun

  • (chiefly in the Caribbean or South America) a salt pan, salt lake, or salt marsh.

    • ‘Near a remote salina, a brackish water hole, the tracks of ocelots and lesser anteaters dimpled the shoreline.’
    • ‘Salt deserts or salt pans - ‘salinas’ in Latin America - are among the most extreme habitats on Earth.’
    • ‘Playas (salinas in South America; sabkhas or sebkhas in Africa) are found in closed interior basins, or bolsons, in arid regions.’
    • ‘Although the industry collapsed more than a century ago, the greater part of the island is occupied by the ‘salinas ‘or salt-ponds, with the remains of sluice gates and windmills still evident.’’
    marsh, marshland, swamp, swampland, sump, mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slough, fen, fenland, wetland, carr
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Origin

Late 16th century: from Spanish, from medieval Latin, ‘salt pit’, in Latin salinae (plural) ‘salt pans’.

Pronunciation

Main definitions of salina in English

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Salina2

proper noun

  • An industrial and commercial city in central Kansas; population 46,483 (est. 2008).

Pronunciation

Salina

/səˈlīnə/