glauberite

noun
glau·​ber·​ite | \ ˈglau̇bəˌrīt also ˈglȯb- \
plural -s

Definition of glauberite

: a light-colored brittle sodium calcium sulfate Na2Ca(SO4)2 having a vitreous luster and saline taste

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History and Etymology for glauberite

French glaubérite, from Johann R. Glauber †1668 German chemist + French -ite; so called from its resemblance in chemical composition to Glauber's salt

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“Glauberite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glauberite. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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