saleratus


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sal·er·a·tus

 (săl′ə-rā′təs)
n.
Sodium or potassium bicarbonate used as a leavening agent; baking soda.

[New Latin sāl āerātus : Latin sāl, salt; see sal + New Latin āerātus, aerated (from Latin āēr, air; see air).]

saleratus

(ˌsæləˈreɪtəs)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for sodium bicarbonate, esp when used in baking powders
[C19: from New Latin sal aerātus aerated salt]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saleratus - a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacidsaleratus - a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid
bicarbonate, hydrogen carbonate - a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate
References in classic literature ?
The boiled tea was very bitter, the omelet scorched, and the biscuits speckled with saleratus, but Mrs.
It is commonly used in the form of cakes, made to a certain degree light by eggs or sour milk and saleratus, and is generally eaten warm.
105); or "Soda saleratus is the name of a chemical compound formerly used in baking breads and biscuits in the same way that baking soda is used today.