Definitions for saltpeterˌsɔltˈpi tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

salt•pe•terˌsɔltˈpi tər(n.)

or salt•pe•tre

  1. naturally occurring potassium nitrate, used in making fireworks, gunpowder, etc.; niter.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of saltpeter:

1275–1325; < ML salpetra, lit., salt of rock

Princeton's WordNet

  1. potassium nitrate, saltpeter, saltpetre, niter, nitre(noun)

    (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saltpeter(noun)

    alt. of Saltpetre

Anagrams of saltpeter

  1. saltpetre


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