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