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baking powder

noun

: a white powder that is used to make baked foods (such as cakes and breads) light and fluffy

Full Definition of BAKING POWDER

:  a powder used as a leavening agent in making baked goods (as quick breads) that typically consists of sodium bicarbonate, an acidic substance (as cream of tartar), and starch or flour
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Examples of BAKING POWDER

  1. The recipe calls for a teaspoon of baking powder.

First Known Use of BAKING POWDER

1850
BAKING POWDER Defined for Kids

baking powder

noun

Definition of BAKING POWDER for Kids

:  a powder used to make the dough rise in making baked goods (as cakes)

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