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halite (n.)

"rock-salt, natural sodium chloride," 1868, coined as Modern Latin halites in 1847 by German mineralogist Ernst Friedrich Glocker (1793-1858), from Greek hals "salt" (from PIE root *sal- "salt") + chemical noun suffix -ite (2).

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Definitions of halite

halite (n.)
naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride;
Synonyms: rock salt
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