kainite

noun

kai·​nite ˈkī-ˌnīt How to pronounce kainite (audio)
ˈkā-
variants or less commonly kainit
: a natural salt KMg(SO4)Cl·3H2O consisting of a hydrous sulfate and chloride of magnesium and potassium that is used as a fertilizer and as a source of potassium and magnesium compounds

Word History

Etymology

German Kainit, from Greek kainos new — more at recent

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kainite was in 1868

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“Kainite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kainite. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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