evaporite [ih-vap-uh-rahyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Geology.
- any sedimentary rock, as gypsum or rock salt, formed by precipitation from evaporating seawater.
Origin of evaporite First recorded in 1920–25;+ Examples from the Web for evaporite Historical Examples of evaporite
Borates are mined from evaporite deposits at Searles Lake, California, and other desert locations.
A. S. Walker
British Dictionary definitions for evaporite evaporite noun
- any sedimentary rock, such as rock salt, gypsum, or anhydrite, formed by evaporation of former seas or salt-water lakes
Word Origin for evaporite C20: evaporation + -ite 1 evaporite in Science evaporite [ĭ-văp′ə-rīt′]
- A sedimentary rock that consists of one or more minerals formed as precipitates from the evaporation of a saline solution, such as saltwater. Usually, the first evaporite to form from saltwater is calcium, followed by gypsum and then halite.