1. table salt
(Cookery) salt that is used at table rather than for cooking
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2. Noun 1. common salt - a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)
binary compound - chemical compound composed of only two elements
atomic number 17, chlorine, Cl - a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
halite, rock salt - naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride
brine, saltwater, seawater - water containing salts; "the water in the ocean is all saltwater"
2. common salt - white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
3. sodium chloride
A colorless or white crystalline compound, NaCl, used in the manufacture of chemicals and as a food preservative and seasoning.
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