/lang"buy nuyt', lahng"-/, n.
a mineral, K2Mg2(SO4)3, occurring in marine salt deposits, used as a fertilizer because of its potassium content.
[ < G Langbeinit (1891), after A. Langbein, 19th-century German chemist; see -ITE1]

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