halite definition by Webster's New World
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a soft, colorless or white mineral, NaCl; native sodium chloride; rock salt
Origin: ; from Classical Greek hals, salt plush -ite
halite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- 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.
- Rock salt.
halite - Science Definition