BITTER SPAR

Bitter spar

Bit"ter spar"\ A common name of dolomite; -- so called because it contains magnesia, the soluble salts of which are bitter. See Dolomite.
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bitter spar

noun
a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer [syn: dolomite
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