soda niter


noun

a white or transparent mineral, sodium nitrate, NaNO3, used chiefly as a fertilizer and in the manufacture of sulfuric and nitric acids and potassium nitrate.

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Also called Chile saltpeter, nitratine.

Origin of soda niter

First recorded in 1895–1900
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