- salt derived by evaporating seawater in the sun.
Origin of bay salt
late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
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Making of bay-salt, if the climate be proper for it, would be put in experience.Essays
They are both known in commerce under the name of “bay-salt,” to distinguish them from the “rock-salt” of the mines.The Desert Home
If sea-water is evaporated by means of a gentle heat we also obtain what is known as bay-salt.
Salt has been divided into three kinds: native or rock salt; common or sea salt, also called white-salt; and bay-salt.
Bay-salt is recommended when the meat is to be kept for a very long period.