Origin of salinaSpanish from Classical Latin salinae, salt pits from salinus, saline, salty: see saline
- A salt marsh, spring, pond, or lake.
- An area of land encrusted with salt.
- A saltworks.
Origin of salinaSpanish from Latin salīnae salt pits from feminine pl. of salīnus of salt ; see 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.
- A salt marsh, or salt pond, inclosed from the sea.
Of uncertain origin, possibly a variant of, or a coinage inspired by, Selina. The place name Salina (a salt marsh) seems an unlikely source.