follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

muriate

[myoo r-ee-eyt, -it] /ˈmyʊər iˌeɪt, -ɪt/
noun
1.
(not in scientific use) any chloride, especially potassium chloride, KCl, used as a fertilizer.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; back formation from muriatic
Related forms
submuriate, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for submuriate

muriate

/ˈmjʊərɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/
noun
1.
an obsolete name for a chloride
Word Origin
C18: back formation from muriatic; see muriatic acid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for muriate

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for submuriate

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends