a white, crystalline, hygroscopic, poisonous solid, KHC 2 O 4 , that is usually hydrated: used chiefly for removing ink stains, cleaning metal and wood, and in photography.
noun 1. an individual or group considered as representative of the best or noblest elements of society. salt of the Earth definition Basic, fundamental goodness; the phrase can be used to describe any simple, good person: “I like Mary: she’s reliable, trustworthy, and straightforward; she’s the salt of the Earth.” In the Sermon on the […]
noun 1. a shallow saline lake in S California, in the Imperial Valley, formed by the diversion of water from the Colorado River into a salt-covered depression (Salton Sink) 236 feet (72 meters) below sea level.
noun 1. a shallow basin, usually in a desert region, containing salt, gypsum, etc, that was deposited from an evaporated salt lake
noun 1. an undrained natural depression, as a crater or tectonic basin, in which the evaporation of water leaves a deposit of salt. salt pan A small, undrained, shallow depression in which water accumulates, evaporates, and deposits salt. A small lake of brackish water occupying such a depression.