Saltpeter



noun
1.
the form of potassium nitrate, KNO 3 , that occurs naturally, used in the manufacture of fireworks, fluxes, gunpowder, etc.; niter.
2.
Chile saltpeter.
saltpeter
(sôlt’pē’tər)
See potassium nitrate.

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