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saleratus

[sal-uh-rey-tuh s] /ˌsæl əˈreɪ təs/
noun
1.
sodium bicarbonate used in cookery; baking soda.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; variant of Latin sal aerātus. See sal, aerate
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  • The witness testified that they produced bicarbonate of soda, sal soda and saleratus.
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saleratus

/ˌsæləˈreɪtəs/
noun
1.
another name for sodium bicarbonate, esp when used in baking powders
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin sal aerātus aerated salt
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