a usually whitish, soft mineral, MgSOKCl3HO, used in fertilizers and as a source of potassium and magnesium
Origin of kainiteGerman kainit from Classical Greek kainos, new from Indo-European base an unverified form ken-, to sprout forth from source Classical Latin (re)cens, recent
A white, gray, pink, or black mineral, MgSO4 · KCl · 3H2O, used as a fertilizer and a source of potassium compounds.
Origin of kainiteGreek kainos new ; see ken- in Indo-European roots. -ite 1