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bay salt

  1. salt derived by evaporating seawater in the sun.
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Origin of bay salt

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bay salt

Historical Examples

  • Making of bay-salt, if the climate be proper for it, would be put in experience.


    Francis Bacon

  • 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

    Mayne Reid

  • Salt has been divided into three kinds: native or rock salt; common or sea salt, also called white-salt; and bay-salt.

    The History of Salt

    Evan Martlett Boddy

  • If sea-water is evaporated by means of a gentle heat we also obtain what is known as bay-salt.

    The History of Salt

    Evan Martlett Boddy

  • Bay-salt is recommended when the meat is to be kept for a very long period.