halite


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hal·ite

 (hăl′īt′, hā′līt′)
n.
1. A colorless or white mineral, NaCl, occurring as cubic crystals and found in dried lakebeds in arid climates, mined or gathered for use as table salt.
2. Rock salt.

halite

(ˈhælaɪt)
n
(Minerals) 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
[C19: from New Latin halītes; see halo-, -ite2]

hal•ite

(ˈhæl aɪt, ˈheɪ laɪt)

n.
a soft grayish mineral, sodium chloride, NaCl, occurring as masses of interlocking cubic crystals; rock salt.
[1865–70; < Greek hal-, s. of háls salt + -ite1]

hal·ite

(hăl′īt′, hā′līt′)
A colorless or white mineral consisting of sodium chloride and occurring as cubic crystals. Halite is found in dried lakebeds in arid climates and is used as table salt.

halite

Rock salt: sodium chloride.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halite - naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloridehalite - naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride
atomic number 11, Na, sodium - a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
common salt, sodium chloride - a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)
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