Meaning of “saltpetre” in the English Dictionary

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"saltpetre" in British English

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saltpetrenoun [ U ]

UK US saltpeter uk /ˌsɒltˈpiː.tər/ us /ˈsɑːltˌpiː.t̬ɚ/

a salty-tasting white powder used to preserve meat, and also used in producing explosives and fertilizers (= substances that help plants grow)

(Definition of “saltpetre” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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