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Noun: niter  nI-tur
Usage: US (elsewhere: nitre)
  1. (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive
    - potassium nitrate, saltpeter [US], saltpetre [Brit, Cdn], nitre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: niters

Type of: nitrate

Part of: fertiliser [Brit], fertilizer, plant food

Encyclopedia: Niter