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saleratus

[ sal-uh-rey-tuhs ]
/ ˌsæl əˈreɪ təs /
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noun
Archaic. sodium bicarbonate used in cooking or baking; baking soda.
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Origin of saleratus

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; variant of Latin sal aerātus. see sal, aerate
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British Dictionary definitions for saleratus

saleratus
/ (ˌsæləˈreɪtəs) /

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

Word Origin for saleratus

C19: from New Latin sal aerātus aerated salt
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