from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Anglicized form of the Spanish name (salitre) for sodium nitrate which has undergone a single crystallization at the site of its natural occurrence in the district of Tarapac√°, Chile.


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  • Conulusj for which it has been mistaken, but which is described as smooth, and much resembling Tr.Zizyphinus. erythro - Tr. testa imperforata, conica, lajvi, transvei: saliter stri -

    Transactions of the Linnean Society


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