noun syl·vite \ˈsil-ˌvīt\
variants: or less commonly


play \-ˌvēn\

Definition of sylvite

  1. :  a mineral that is a natural potassium chloride and occurs in colorless cubes or crystalline masses

Origin and Etymology of sylvite

alteration of sylvine, from French, from New Latin sal digestivus Sylvii digestive salt of Sylvius, from Sylvius latinized name of Jacques Dubois †1555 French physician

First Known Use: 1868

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