table salt

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Origin of table salt

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use table salt in a sentence

  • I suppose it was common table salt, but, whatever it was, the notion remained with me that it would be a help to the man.

    A Little Union Scout | Joel Chandler Harris
  • As found in the food, they are not in the form of mineral salts, like common table salt.

    The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
  • Sodium chloride (table salt), an important part of the blood, is taken in as a flavoring upon our meats and vegetables.

    A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
  • Allow all soups and stews to boil two hours before seasoning, and use only the best table salt and white (or black) pepper.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • If it has dried in, rub table-salt upon it, and drop lemon-juice upon the salt.

British Dictionary definitions for table salt

table salt

  1. salt that is used at table rather than for cooking

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Scientific definitions for table salt

table salt

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