Definitions for kainiteˈkaɪ naɪt, ˈkeɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kai•niteˈkaɪ naɪt, ˈkeɪ-(n.)

  1. a mineral, hydrous magnesium sulfate and potassium chloride, occurring in granular masses: a source of potassium salts.

    Category: Mineralogy

Origin of kainite:

< G Kainit (1865) < Gk kain(ós) new, recent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kainite(noun)

    a white mineral consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride; a source of potassium salts; used as a fertilizer


  1. kainite(Noun)

    A saline evaporite, consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride with the chemical formula MgSOu00B7KClu00B73HO, found in German salt mines.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kainite(noun)

    a compound salt consisting chiefly of potassium chloride and magnesium sulphate, occurring at the Stassfurt salt mines in Prussian Saxony


  1. Kainite

    Kainite is a mineral salt that consists of potassium chloride and magnesium sulfate and is used as a fertilizer. This mineral is dull and soft, is colored white through yellow to red and is found in the Stassfurt salt mines in Saxony, Germany. It is a natural salt occurring in irregular granular masses, and is used as a source of potassium and magnesium compounds.


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