saleratus

[ sal-uh-rey-tuhs ]
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noun
  1. Archaic. sodium bicarbonate used in cooking or baking; baking soda.

Origin of saleratus

1
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; variant of Latin sal aerātus. see sal, aerate

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saleratus

/ (ˌsæləˈreɪtəs) /


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

Origin of saleratus

1
C19: from New Latin sal aerātus aerated salt

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