kainite

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noun kai·nite \ˈkī-ˌnīt, ˈkā-\

Definition of kainite

  1. :  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

Variants of kainite

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kainit

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Origin and Etymology of kainite

German Kainit, from Greek kainos new — more at recent


First Known Use: 1868


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