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Chile saltpeter

noun \ˈchi-lē-, ˈchē-(ˌ)lā-\

Definition of CHILE SALTPETER

:  sodium nitrate especially occurring naturally (as in caliche)

Origin of CHILE SALTPETER

Chile, South America
First Known Use: 1869

Chile saltpeter

noun \ˈchil-ē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHILE SALTPETER

:  sodium nitrate especially occurring naturally (as in caliche)—called also Chile niter

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