bitter spar definition

  • noun:
    • dolomite
    • Rhomb-spar, a mineral crystallizing in rhombohedrons. This is the same as dolomite, or carbonate of calcium and magnesium.
    • a light colored mineral composed of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; utilized as a ceramic and also as fertilizer
  • others:
    • a standard name of dolomite; -- so called because it contains magnesia, the soluble salts of which tend to be sour. See dolomite.

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