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

Derived forms: nitres

Type of: nitrate

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

Encyclopedia: Nitre