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

 sal·e·ra·tus /ˌsæləˈretəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sal·e·ra·tus n.  Old Chem. Aerated 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent
          drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid [syn: bicarbonate
          of soda, sodium hydrogen carbonate, sodium
          bicarbonate, baking soda]