halite definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless or white mineral, NaCl, happening as cubic crystals and discovered in dried lakebeds in arid climates, mined or collected for use as dining table sodium.
    • Rock salt.
    • Native sodium; sodium chloride NaCl as a mineral; rock-salt.
    • local sodium; salt chloride.
    • In mineralogy, local rock-salt.
    • naturally occurring crystalline salt chloride

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