A calque of German Haarsalz
hair-salt (plural hair-salts)
- (mineralogy) A variety of native Epsom salt occurring in silky fibers.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 hair-salt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)