Definition of sylvite
: a mineral that is a natural potassium chloride and occurs in colorless cubes or crystalline masses
Variants of sylvite
Origin of sylvite
alteration of sylvine, from French, from New Latin sal digestivus Sylvii digestive salt of Sylvius, from Sylvius latinized name of Jacques Dubois †1555 French physician
First Known Use: 1868
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