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table salt

noun
1.
salt1 (def 1).
Origin of table salt
1875-1880
1875-80
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Historical Examples
  • The bag of table salt should stand in a tub or box of some kind.

    Campward Ho! Unknown
  • Egg-stains may be removed from silver by rubbing with table salt.

  • It should never be given them in the form of table salt, because they will eat too much of it.

  • Dampen the finger, place a quantity of table salt thereon and then rub the teeth where they meet the gums.

    Vitality Supreme Bernarr Macfadden
  • Sal ammoniac or ammonium nitrate when dissolved in water produce a much more marked cooling effect than does table salt.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • The molecule of table salt contains one atom of sodium and one of chlorine.

    Dynamic Thought William Walker Atkinson
  • Salt solution—Mix four tablespoons of table salt in one quart of warm or cold water and dissolve thoroughly.

    Family Limitation Margaret Sanger
  • table salt will do very well, but it is rather expensive if large quantities of vegetables are to be preserved.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
  • Dissolve a heaping teaspoonful of table salt in a glass of hot water and add this to the water in the bag.

  • Sodium chloride (table salt), an important part of the blood, is taken in as a flavoring upon our meats and vegetables.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for table salt

table salt

noun
1.
salt that is used at table rather than for cooking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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table salt in Science
table salt
  (tā'bəl)   
See salt.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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