Definitions for kainiteˈkaɪ naɪt, ˈkeɪ-
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kai•niteˈkaɪ naɪt, ˈkeɪ-(n.)
a mineral, hydrous magnesium sulfate and potassium chloride, occurring in granular masses: a source of potassium salts.
Origin of kainite:
< G Kainit (1865) < Gk kain(ós) new, recent
a white mineral consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride; a source of potassium salts; used as a fertilizer
A saline evaporite, consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride with the chemical formula MgSOu00B7KClu00B73HO, found in German salt mines.
a compound salt consisting chiefly of potassium chloride and magnesium sulphate, occurring at the Stassfurt salt mines in Prussian Saxony