sal·​e·​ra·​tus | \ ˌsa-lə-ˈrā-təs How to pronounce saleratus (audio) \

Definition of saleratus

: a leavening agent consisting of potassium or sodium bicarbonate

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Recent Examples on the Web Life changed for home cooks back in 1846, when baking soda — often called saleratus at the time — was marketed, making the first quick breads easy to bake at home. Robin Mather,, "How to use summer’s bounty in quick breads that go sweet or savory," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of saleratus

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saleratus

New Latin sal aeratus aerated salt

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“Saleratus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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