Bitter spar
Bitter spar Bit"ter spar" A common name of dolomite; -- so called because it contains magnesia, the soluble salts of which are bitter. See {Dolomite}. [1913 Webster]

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  • bitter spar — dolomite dol o*mite (d[o^]l [ o]*m[imac]t), n. [After the French geologist Dolomieu.] (Geol. & Min.) A mineral consisting of the carbonate of lime and magnesia in varying proportions. It occurs in distinct crystals, and in extensive beds as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bitter-spar — bittˈer spar noun Dolomite • • • Main Entry: ↑bitter …   Useful english dictionary

  • bitter spar — noun a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer • Syn: ↑dolomite • Derivationally related forms: ↑dolomitic (for: ↑dolomite) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spar|te|ine — «SPAHR tee een, ihn», noun. a bitter, poisonous liquid alkaloid obtained from certain species of broom and lupine, used in medicine as a heart stimulant. Formula: C15H26N2 ╂[< New Latin Spartium the broom genus (< Greek spârtos Spanish… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ankerite — is a calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese carbonate mineral of the group of rhombohedral carbonates with formula: Ca(Fe, Mg, Mn)(CO3)2. In composition it is closely related to dolomite, but differs from this in having magnesium replaced by varying …   Wikipedia

  • dolomite — dol o*mite (d[o^]l [ o]*m[imac]t), n. [After the French geologist Dolomieu.] (Geol. & Min.) A mineral consisting of the carbonate of lime and magnesia in varying proportions. It occurs in distinct crystals, and in extensive beds as a compact… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • atomic number 12 — noun a light silver white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine) • Syn: ↑magnesium, ↑Mg •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mg — abbr. 1 machine gun. 2 Morris Garages (as a make of car). * * * noun a light silver white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sparteine — spar•te•ine [[t]ˈspɑr tiˌin, ɪn[/t]] n. pha pln a bitter, poisonous, liquid alkaloid, C15H26N2, obtained from certain species of broom, esp. Cytisus scoparius, used in medicine to stimulate the heart and also the uterine muscles in childbirth •… …   From formal English to slang

  • Glossary of nautical terms — This is a glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, many date from the 17th 19th century. See also Wiktionary s nautical terms, Category:Nautical terms, and Nautical metaphors in English. Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …   Wikipedia

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