Science / Geology / Rock Salt: A chemical sedimentary rock that forms from the evaporation of ocean or saline lake waters. It is also known by the mineral name 'halite'. It is rarely found at Earth's surface, except in areas of very arid climate. It is often mined for use in the chemical industry or for use as a winter highway treatment. Some halite is processed for use as a seasoning for food. Picture of Rock Salt.
Rock Adjective Synonyms: crag, tor, escarpment, scarp, outcrop, outcropping
Rock Noun Synonyms: stone, boulder
Salt Verb Synonyms: pickled, kippered, marinated, soused, corned, cured
Salt Adjective Synonyms: (Attic) wit, Attic salt, dry humour, sarcasm
Salt Noun Synonyms: common or table salt, sodium chloride, sea salt, rock-salt
Science / Geology / Chemical Sedimentary Rock: A rock that forms from the precipitation of mineral material from solution. Examples are chert and rock salt. MORE