Saline means containing salt or salt characteristics.(adjective)
An example of something saline is a cup of water with salt added; a saline solution.
The definition of a saline is a salt source.(noun)
An example of a saline is a salt lick used by horses and cows.
See saline in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LME salyne < L salinus < sal, salt
See saline in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin salīnus
Origin: , from sāl, salt; see sal- in Indo-European roots.
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