nitre

[ nahy-ter ]
/ ˈnaɪ tər /

noun Chiefly British.

a variant of niter.

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British Dictionary definitions for nitre

nitre

US niter

/ (ˈnaɪtə) /

noun

Word Origin for nitre

C14: via Old French from Latin nitrum, from Greek nitron natron
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