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baking powder

noun

Simple Definition of baking powder

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of baking powder

  1. :  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

Examples of baking powder in a sentence

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



1850

First Known Use of baking powder

1850


BAKING POWDER Defined for Kids

baking powder

noun

Definition of baking powder for Students

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




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