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saleratus

[sal-uh-rey-tuh s]
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noun
  1. sodium bicarbonate used in cookery; baking soda.

Origin of saleratus

1830–40, Americanism; variant of Latin sal aerātus. See sal, aerate
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Examples from the Web for saleratus

Historical Examples

  • Put a couple of tea-spoonsful of saleratus in a pint of sour milk.

    The American Housewife

    Anonymous

  • The next morning set them where they will boil, with a tea spoonful of saleratus.

  • Stir it a little, and then add the sour milk with the saleratus and ginger.

    The Young Housekeeper's Friend

    Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius

  • In the morning add a quarter of a teaspoonful of saleratus or soda.

    The Young Housekeeper's Friend

    Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius

  • Sprinkle the salt into the flour, and dissolve the saleratus in the water.

    The Young Housekeeper's Friend

    Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius


British Dictionary definitions for saleratus

saleratus

noun
  1. another name for sodium bicarbonate, esp when used in baking powders

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin sal aerātus aerated salt
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