saline

a.

  1. Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic.
  2. Of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste.
  3. A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.

n.

  1. A crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources.
  2. A metallic salt; esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine.