from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sodium or potassium bicarbonate used as a leavening agent; baking soda.
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- n. sodium bicarbonate
- n. potassium bicarbonate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally potassium bicarbonate, but at present sodium bicarbonate is commonly sold under the same name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid
New Latin sāl āerātus : Latin sāl, salt; see sal + New Latin āerātus, aerated (from Latin āēr, air; see air).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)