Rochelle-salt Definition

rōzhel
noun
A colorless crystalline compound, potassium sodium tartrate, KNaC4H4O64H2O, used as a laxative, in baking powders, and, in electronics, as a piezoelectric material.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
potassium sodium tartrateRochelle salts

Origin of Rochelle-salt

  • From La Rochelle in France

    From Wiktionary

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