Chile saltpeter

noun
\ ˈchi-lē- How to pronounce Chile saltpeter (audio) , ˈchē-(ˌ)lā-\

Definition of Chile saltpeter

: sodium nitrate especially occurring naturally (as in caliche)

First Known Use of Chile saltpeter

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chile saltpeter

Chile, South America

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Chile saltpeter

noun
\ ˈchil-ē- How to pronounce Chile saltpeter (audio) \

Medical Definition of Chile saltpeter

: sodium nitrate especially occurring naturally (as in caliche)

called also Chile niter

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