from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Salt.

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  • n. salt
  • n. Shorea robusta, a dipterocarpaceous tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An East Indian timber tree (Shorea robusta), much used for building purposes. It is of a light brown color, close-grained, heavy, and durable.
  • n. Salt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Salt: a word much used by the older chemists and in pharmacy.
  • n. A large gregarious tree, Shorea robusta, natural order Dipterocarpeæ, of northern India.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sāl; see sal- in Indo-European roots.


  • Second Book rendering _salis avarus_ by _de sal avariento_ -- the second person singular of the present indicative of the verb _salire_ being mistaken for the genitive of the substantive _sal_ [271] -- we may perhaps conclude that a boyish exercise has somehow escaped destruction.

    Fray Luis de León A Biographical Fragment

  • Our word "salary" comes from the Latin word sal meaning salt!


  • The soldier comes from the Latin word sal dare (to give salt).


  • My god my blood ran cold. scary that blueberry sal is being used to support white supremacy. my whole childhood just flinched.

    Reading for Young Sheep

  • Boric acid was first prepared by Wilhelm Homberg (1652-1715) from borax, by the action of mineral acids, and was given the name sal sedativum Hombergi ( "sedative salt of Homberg") [1] Boric acid and its sodium borate salts are active ingredients of pesticide products used against insects, spiders, mites, algae, molds, fungi, and weeds.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • At the time, the compound was given the name sal sedativum Hombergi, meaning "sedative salt of Homberg."

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • The Latin word sal is the root for the English word salary.


  • The common method for the manufacture of ammonia is to produce it from the salt known as sal-ammoniac.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 819, September 12, 1891

  • M.M. Salt of urine, called sal microcosmicum, phosphorated soda.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • Sodium carbonate decahydrate, Na 2 CO 3 ·10H 2 O, is a colorless, transparent crystalline compound commonly called sal soda or washing soda.

    Find Me A Cure


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