from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A mixture of baking soda, starch, and at least one slightly acidic compound such as cream of tartar that works as a leavening agent in baking by releasing carbon dioxide when mixed with a liquid, such as milk or water.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Any powder used as a substitute for yeast in raising bread, cakes, etc.
- noun The baking-powders in use in the United States belong virtually to the following classes: bicarbonate of soda with cream of tartar
- noun acid calcium phosphate
- noun dry soda-alum
- noun both acid calcium phosphate and dry soda-alum; and in all starch to absorb hygroscopic moisture from the air and prevent premature loss of carbon-dioxid gas.
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- noun a
dry leavening agentused in baking; a mixture of baking soda, an acid(often cream of tartar) and starchto keep it dry; when wetted, carbon dioxideis released
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- noun any of various powdered mixtures used in baking as a substitute for yeast
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