saleratus

Definitions of saleratus
  1. noun
    a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid
    synonyms: baking soda, bicarbonate of soda, sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate
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    type of:
    bicarbonate, hydrogen carbonate
    a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate
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