Salinas definition by Webster's New World
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city in WC Calif., near Monterey: pop. 151,000
Origin: after the nearby Salinas River ; from Classical Latin salina (see salina): for the salt marshes at its mouth
Salinas definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of western California east-northeast of Monterey on the Salinas River, about 241 km (150 mi) long, near its outlet on Monterey Bay. The city is a processing center and the birthplace of John Steinbeck, who based many of his stories on the migratory farm workers of the Salinas Valley. Population: 145,000.