Meaning of sylvite

syl•vite

Pronunciation: (sil'vīt), [key]
— n.
  1. a common mineral, potassium chloride, KCl, colorless to milky-white or red, occurring in crystals, usually cubes, and masses with cubic cleavage, bitter in taste: the most important source of potassium.
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