saleratus

noun
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

Examples of saleratus in a Sentence

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, chicagotribune.com, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saleratus. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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