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self-rising

[self-rahy-zing]
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adjective Cookery.
  1. rising without the addition of leaven: self-rising pancake flour.

Origin of self-rising

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for self-rising

Historical Examples

  • Many a batch of flap jacks have I stirred up in that old coffee pot, paying the sutler 25 cents a pound for self-rising flour.

    Drum Taps in Dixie

    Delavan S. Miller

  • Boston Brown Bread Flour is self-rising, on the principle of the flapjack flour.

    Camp and Trail

    Stewart Edward White