sea salt



table salt produced through the evaporation of seawater.

Nearby words

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  3. sea robin,
  4. sea room,
  5. sea rover,
  6. sea scallop,
  7. sea scorpion,
  8. sea scout,
  9. sea serpent,
  10. sea shanty

Origin of sea salt

First recorded in 1595–1605 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sea-salt

sea salt


salt obtained by evaporation of sea water
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Word Origin and History for sea-salt



c.1600, from sea + salt (n.).

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Science definitions for sea-salt

sea salt

Salt that is produced by the evaporation of sea water and that contains sodium chloride and trace elements such as sulfur, magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, and iron.
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