[sal-uh-rey-tuh s]
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Origin of saleratus

1830–40, Americanism; variant of Latin sal aerātus. See sal, aerate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. 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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