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.
- 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.