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 Tarapacá, Chile.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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 -