Karlsbad salt

noun
Karls·bad salt | \ ˈkärlzˌbad- , -l(t)sˌbät- \

Definition of Karlsbad salt 

1 : a mixture of mineral salts including especially potassium sulfate and sodium sulfate that is obtained from the water of certain springs

2 : an artificial mixture of potassium sulfate, sodium sulfate, sodium chloride, and sodium bicarbonate

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History and Etymology for Karlsbad salt

translation of German karlsbader salz, from Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary), town in western Czechoslovakia renowned for its sulfur springs

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