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kainite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kainite  \Kai"nite\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  recent.]  (Min.) 
  A  compound  salt  consisting  chiefly  of  potassium  chloride  and 
  magnesium  sulphate,  occurring  at  the  Stassfurt  salt  mines  in 
  Prussian  Saxony. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kainite 
  n  :  a  white  mineral  consisting  of  magnesium  sulphate  and 
  potassium  chloride;  a  source  of  potassium  salts;  used  as 
  a  fertilizer 




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