Saleratus definition

sălə-rātəs
Sodium or potassium bicarbonate used as a leavening agent; baking soda.
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Sodium (or sometimes potassium) bicarbonate; baking soda, as used in cooking.
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Sodium bicarbonate.
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Potassium bicarbonate.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of saleratus - salaeratus

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
saleratus
Plural:
saleratuses

Origin of saleratus

  • New Latin sāl āerātus Latin sāl salt sal New Latin āerātus aerated (from Latin āēr air air)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition