Karlsbad salt

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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“Karlsbad salt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Karlsbad%20salt. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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