Definition of Chile saltpetre in English:

Chile saltpetre

Line breaks: Chile salt|petre
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪli
 
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noun

  • another term for sodium nitrate, especially as a commercial product.
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    • They also get then some Chile saltpetre to get the growth in it again.
    • In 1913 the only commercial fertilizer was Chile saltpetre, and it was running out.
    • These products had long helped to boost farmers’ yields, and DAVV's hardest competition came initially from imported Chile saltpetre.

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