Niter

Definition of Niter

Ni´ter
n.1.(Chem.) A white crystalline semitransparent salt; potassium nitrate; saltpeter. See Saltpeter.
2.(Chem.) Native sodium carbonate; natron.
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.

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fertiliser, fertilizer, nitrate, nitre, plant food, potassium nitrate, saltpeter, saltpetre
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