rock salt


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rock salt

n.
1. Rock containing halite as its main constituent.
2. Coarsely ground or granulated common salt.
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rock salt

n
(Minerals) another name for halite
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rock′ salt`


n.
common salt, sodium chloride, occurring in masses.
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Noun1.rock salt - naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloriderock salt - 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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Translations
Steinsalz

rock salt

nsalgemma m
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Karachi -- Pakistan is the only country, which has pink colored salt having highest export value while rest of the regions having rock salt deposits have only white or greyish white rock salt and the color pink is the result of various minerals naturally found in pink salt including iron which plays an important role in the eradication of iron deficiency a major health issue around the globe.
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