Kainite definitions

kī'nīt', kā'-
A white, gray, pink, or black mineral, MgSO4 · KCl · 3H2 O, used as a fertilizer and a source of potassium compounds.
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A usually whitish, soft mineral, MgSO4KCl3H2O, used in fertilizers and as a source of potassium and magnesium.
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(mineralogy) A saline evaporite, consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride with the chemical formula MgSO4·KCl·3H2O, found in German salt mines.
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Origin of kainite

Greek kainos new ken- in Indo-European roots –ite