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kainite

[ kahy-nahyt, key- ]
/ ˈkaɪ naɪt, ˈkeɪ- /
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noun

a mineral, hydrous sulfate of magnesium and potassium chloride, occurring in granular crystalline masses, a source of potassium salts.

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Origin of kainite

From the German word Kainit, dating back to 1865–70. See caino-, -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for kainite

kainite
/ (ˈkaɪnaɪt) /

noun

a white mineral consisting of potassium chloride and magnesium sulphate: a fertilizer and source of potassium salts. Formula: KCl.MgSO 4 .3H 2 O

Word Origin for kainite

C19: from German Kainit, from Greek kainos new + -ite 1
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