carnallite

noun
car·​nall·​ite | \ ˈkär-nə-ˌlīt \

Definition of carnallite

: a mineral consisting of hydrous potassium-magnesium chloride that is an important source of potassium

First Known Use of carnallite

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carnallite

German Carnallit, from Rudolf von Carnall †1874 German mining engineer

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about carnallite

Share carnallite

Statistics for carnallite

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for carnallite

The first known use of carnallite was in 1876

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on carnallite

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about carnallite

Comments on carnallite

What made you want to look up carnallite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a servile follower or underling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!