sea salt

Origin of sea salt

First recorded in 1595–1605
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sea salt

noun
  1. salt obtained by evaporation of sea water
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Word Origin and History for sea-salt
n.

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

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sea-salt in Science

sea salt

  1. 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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