Seignete's salt
Rochelle Ro*chelle", n. A seaport town in France. [1913 Webster]

{Rochelle powders}. Same as {Seidlitz powders}.

{Rochelle salt} (Chem.), the double tartrate of sodium and potassium, a white crystalline substance. It has a cooling, saline, slightly bitter taste and is employed as a mild purgative. It was discovered by Seignette, an apothecary of Rochelle, and is called also {Seignete's salt}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rochelle salt — Rochelle Ro*chelle , n. A seaport town in France. [1913 Webster] {Rochelle powders}. Same as {Seidlitz powders}. {Rochelle salt} (Chem.), the double tartrate of sodium and potassium, a white crystalline substance. It has a cooling, saline,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rochelle — Ro*chelle , n. A seaport town in France. [1913 Webster] {Rochelle powders}. Same as {Seidlitz powders}. {Rochelle salt} (Chem.), the double tartrate of sodium and potassium, a white crystalline substance. It has a cooling, saline, slightly bitter …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rochelle powders — Rochelle Ro*chelle , n. A seaport town in France. [1913 Webster] {Rochelle powders}. Same as {Seidlitz powders}. {Rochelle salt} (Chem.), the double tartrate of sodium and potassium, a white crystalline substance. It has a cooling, saline,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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