- table salt produced through the evaporation of seawater.
Origin of sea salt
First recorded in 1595–1605
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Examples from the Web for sea-salt
Underneath there was an old boat-cloak, whitened with sea-salt on many a harbor-bar.Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
The place was warm and smelled, like the cabin of some fishing-sloop, of sea-salt and tar.A Village of Vagabonds
F. Berkeley Smith
A sailor entered, filling the room with a strong odor of sea-salt and fish.A Chambermaid's Diary
This was due to the sea-salt contained in the ashes with which the surface was strewn.The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872
That of nitre is a pointed oblong; that of sea-salt an exact cube; that of sugar a perfect globe.
- salt obtained by evaporation of sea water
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Word Origin and History for sea-salt
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- 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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