carnallite

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noun car·nall·ite \ˈkär-nə-ˌlīt\

Definition of carnallite

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

Origin and Etymology of carnallite

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


First Known Use: 1876


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