Halite



[hal-ahyt, hey-lahyt] /ˈhæl aɪt, ˈheɪ laɪt/

noun
1.
a soft white or colorless mineral, sodium chloride, NaCl, occurring in cubic crystals with perfect cleavage; rock salt.
/ˈhælaɪt/
noun
1.
a colourless or white mineral sometimes tinted by impurities, found in beds as an evaporite. It is used to produce common salt and chlorine. Composition: sodium chloride. Formula: NaCl. Crystal structure: cubic Also called rock salt
n.

“rock-salt,” 1868, coined as Modern Latin halites (Glocker, 1847), from Greek hals “salt” (see halo-) + chemical noun suffix -ite (2).
halite
(hāl’īt’, hā’līt’)
A colorless or white mineral occurring as cubic crystals. Halite is found in dried lakebeds in arid climates and is used as table salt. Chemical formula: NaCl. See more at salt.

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