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sylvinite

Definition:

a mineral consisting of native potassium chloride; an important ore of potassium that is found in sedimentary beds

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

sylvinites

Type of:

mineral » material » substance » matter

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

potassium

Synonyms:

sylvine | sylvite

Etymology:

"sylvine" + "-ite1"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Sylvinite

the most important ore for the production of potash in North America and Russia. It's a mechanical mixture of sylvite and halite. Most Canadian operations mine sylvinite with proportions of about 31% KCl and 66% NaCl with the balance being insoluble ... (41 of 115 words, 1 image)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

potassium chloride | manure salts | muriate of potash | potassium chlorides | (K2O) [chemical formula] | sylvinite

chemical compound, KCl, a colorless or white, cubic, crystalline compound that closely resembles common salt (sodium chloride). It's soluble in water, ... (21 of 210 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

sylvinite [mineralogy]

an ore containing sylvine (4 of 173 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sylvinite

Oxford Dictionary:

sylvinite

a mixture of the minerals sylvite and halite, mined as a source of potash (14 of 40 words, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

saline evaporite [geology] | saline evaporites [plural] | MgSO4·KCl·3H2[mineralogy, chemical formula] | kainites [plural, mineralogy] | langbeinites [plural, mineralogy] | Glauber's salt [mineralogy] | Na2SO4·10H2[mineralogy, chemical formula] | sylvine [mineralogy] | sylvines [mineralogy, plural] | ...

a deposit of sedimentary rock composed of salts precipitated during solar evaporation of surface brines (15 of 17 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/saline evaporite

Britannica Encyclopedia:

sylvite [mineral]

halide mineral, potassium chloride, the chief source of potassium. It's rarer than halite and occurs as soft, bitter-tasting, white or grayish, glassy ... (22 of 63 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/577665​/sylvite

Merriam-Webster:

sylvite | sylvine

a mineral that is a natural potassium chloride and occurs in colorless cubes or crystalline masses (16 of 57 words, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

sylvite

A colorless vitreous potassium chloride mineral, the major ore of potassium. (11 of 49 words, pronunciations)

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New World Dictionary:

sylvite

a white or colorless mineral, KCl, that is the chief ore of the potassium used to make fertilizers (18 of 45 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

sylvite | sylvin | sylvine

a common mineral, potassium chloride, KCl, colorless to milky-white or red, occurring in crystals, usually cubes, and masses with cubic cleavage, ... (21 of 38 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sylvite

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mineral [countable] | minerals [plural]

a natural substance in the earth, for example coal, salt, gold, or diamonds | a natural substance in some foods that you need for good health, for ... (26 of 72 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mineral

Cambridge Dictionary:

mineral [entry 1]

a valuable or useful chemical substance which is formed naturally in the ground | a chemical that your body needs to stay healthy (22 of 43 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mineral 1

mineral [entry 2, plural] | minerals

[British, outdated] cold sweet fizzy (with bubbles) drinks without alcohol (10 of 20 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mineral 2

mineral [entry 3]

being or consisting of a mineral or minerals (8 of 35 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mineral 3

Encarta Dictionary:

sylvite | sylvine

a colorless transparent potassium chloride mineral. Use: source of potassium. (10 of 47 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717659​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

sylvinite

First use: late 19th century

Origin: "sylvine" + "-ite1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sylvinite

sylvite

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: modern Latin (sal digestivus) Sylvii, the old name of this salt, + "-ite1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sylvite

-ite [entry 1]

Origin: French -ite, via Latin -ita from Greek ītes

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American Heritage Dictionary:

sylvite

Origin: Alteration of sylvine, from French, from New Latin (sal digestivus) Sylvii, (digestive salt) of Sylvius, probably after Franz de ... (19 of 28 etymology words)

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Merriam-Webster:

sylvite | sylvine

First use: 1868

Origin: alteration of sylvine, from French, from New Latin sal digestivus Sylvii digestive salt of Sylvius, from Sylvius latinized name ... (20 of 27 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

sylvite | sylvine

First use: 19th century

Origin: sylvite, alteration of sylvine, from New Latin sal digestiva Sylvii digestive salt of Sylvius, after Franciscus Sylvius ... (19 of 26 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sylvite

New World Dictionary:

sylvite

Origin: earlier sylvine from French from Modern Latin sal digestivus sylvii, literally, digestive salt of Sylvius (after Franz de la Boë ... (20 of 25 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

sylvite [mineralogy]

Origin: Late Latin sal digestivus sylvii, potassium chloride, and -ite.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sylvite

Encarta Dictionary:

sylvite

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: modern Latin (sal digestivus) Sylvii "(digestive salt) of Sylvius" (François de la Boë Sylvius (1614-1672), Flemish chemist)

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sylvite | sylvine

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sylvite"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sylvite

sylvine | sylvite

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sylvine"

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the Free Dictionary:

sylvite

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sylvite"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sylvite"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "sylvite" by speech synthesizer

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Sylvine

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Sylvine"

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Google Dictionary:

sylvite

Audio: English pronunciation of "sylvite"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sylvite

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sylvite"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sylvit​01 word=sylvite

sylvine

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sylvine"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sylvit​02 word=sylvine

YourDictionary Audio:

sylvite

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sylvite" by speech synthesizer

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