bay salt

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bay salt (usually uncountable, plural bay salts)

  1. Salt obtained from seawater by evaporation in shallow pits or basins, by the heat of the sun.
    • 1658, Anonymous, given as "W. M.", The Compleat Cook[1]:
      Take a Male Pike, rub his skin off whil'st he lives, with bay salt, having well cleared the outside, lay him in a large Dish or Tray
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bay salt in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)