from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Native Epsom salt, occasionally found as a delicate fibrous or capillary efflorescence on rocks, in the galleries of mines, upon the damp walls of cellars, etc. Also called
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Native sulphate of magnesia or Epsom salt.
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- noun mineralogy A
saline evaporite, consisting of magnesium sulphate, also found in fumaroles, with the chemical formula Mg S O4·7H2O.
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As an entity, the caverns contain a matchless array of spectacular limestone formations: stalagmites, stalactites and the rarer epsomite needles, soda straws, cave pearls, and lily pads.