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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nitre
 硝酸鉀;硝石;智利硝石;硝酸鈉

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ni·tre /ˈnaɪtɚ/ 名詞
 硝石,硝酸鉀

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ni·ter, Ni·tre  n.
 1. Chem. A white crystalline semitransparent salt; potassium nitrate; saltpeter. See Saltpeter.
 2. Chem. Native sodium carbonate; natron. [Obs.]
    For though thou wash thee with niter, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me.   --Jer. ii. 22.
 Cubic niter, a deliquescent salt, sodium nitrate, found as a native incrustation, like niter, in Peru and Chile, whence it is known also as Chile saltpeter.
 Niter bush Bot., a genus (Nitraria) of thorny shrubs bearing edible berries, and growing in the saline plains of Asia and Northern Africa.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ni·tre n. Chem. See Niter.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 nitre
      n : (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive [syn: potassium
          nitrate, saltpeter, saltpetre, niter]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Nitre
    (Prov. 25:20; R.V. marg., "soda"), properly "natron," a
    substance so called because, rising from the bottom of the Lake
    Natron in Egypt, it becomes dry and hard in the sun, and is the
    soda which effervesces when vinegar is poured on it. It is a
    carbonate of soda, not saltpetre, which the word generally
    denotes (Jer. 2:22; R.V. "lye").