car·​nall·​ite ˈkär-nə-ˌlīt How to pronounce carnallite (audio)
: a mineral consisting of hydrous potassium-magnesium chloride that is an important source of potassium

Word History


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

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carnallite was in 1876

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“Carnallite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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