saleratus

[ sal-uh-rey-tuh s ]
/ ˌsæl əˈreɪ təs /

noun

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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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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