Definition of Saleratus

1. Noun. A white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid.




Definition of Saleratus

1. n. Aërated salt; a white crystalline substance having an alkaline taste and reaction, consisting of sodium bicarbonate (see under Sodium.) It is largely used in cooking, with sour milk (lactic acid) or cream of tartar as a substitute for yeast. It is also an ingredient of most baking powders, and is used in the preparation of effervescing drinks.

Definition of Saleratus

1. Noun. sodium bicarbonate ¹

2. Noun. potassium bicarbonate ¹

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Definition of Saleratus

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Medical Definition of Saleratus

1. Aerated salt; a white crystalline substance having an alkaline taste and reaction, consisting of sodium bicarbonate (see under Sodium) It is lagerly used in cooking, with sour milk (lactic acid) or cream of tartar as a substitute for yeast. It is also an ingridient of most baking powders, and is used in the preparation of effervescing drinks. Origin: NL. Sal aeratus; so called because it is a source of fixed air (carbon dioxide). See Sal, and and Aerated. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Saleratus

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1. William Clayton's Journal: A Daily Record of the Journey of the Original by William Clayton (1921)
"The beds of saleratus smell like lime, but the saleratus itself is said to raise bread equal to the best bought in eastern markets. Lorenzo Young gathered a ..."

2. Hall's Journal of Healthby W W Hall by W W Hall (1860)
"Pyle's Dietetic saleratus for the last year, and find it an article universally approved. ... This is to certify that we have sold James i'j ic's saleratus, ..."

3. Lectures on Life and Health, Or, The Laws and Means of Physical Culture by William Andrus Alcott (1853)
"which I had spoken of the frequent consumption of ten or twelve pounds of saleratus in a family in a year, a gentleman observed that his family, ..."

4. The American Housewife: Containing the Most Valuable and Original Receipts by Experienced lady (1841)
"Dissolve a couple of tea.spoonsful of saleratus in a tea. cup of sour milk—mix it with a pint of butter-milk, and a couple of tea-spoonsful of salt. ..."

5. From Kirtland to Salt Lake City by James A. Little (1890)
"LEAVING THE PLATTE saleratus LAKE DEVIL'S GATE VALLEY OF THE SWEETWATER ... During the forenoon drive of the 22nd they passed the noted saleratus lake. ..."

6. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1860)
"7" proves, that JAMES PYLE'S DIETETIC saleratus is the best yet known to the public. It is not only the most economical and best raising article in use, ..."

7. The Revised Statutes of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations by Rhode Island (1857)
"OF THE INSPECTION OF saleratus AND SODA. 1. Inspectors, how appointed. 2. ... Any person who shall sell saleratus or the bicarbonate of soda, which has been ..."

8. Smoking and Drinking by James Parton (1868)
"... they strike a region where the principal articles of diet are saleratus and grease, to which a little flour and pork are added; upon which, they say, ..."

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