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kainite

[kahy-nahyt, key-] /ˈkaɪ naɪt, ˈkeɪ-/
noun
1.
a mineral, hydrous sulfate of magnesium and potassium chloride, occurring in granular crystalline masses, a source of potassium salts.
Origin of kainite
1865-1870
1865-70; < German Kainit. See caino-, -ite1
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kainite

/ˈkaɪnaɪt/
noun
1.
a white mineral consisting of potassium chloride and magnesium sulphate: a fertilizer and source of potassium salts. Formula: KCl.MgSO4.3H2O
Word Origin
C19: from German Kainit, from Greek kainos new + -ite1
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