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ammonium carbonate a white powder that is used in baking powder, smelling salts, and substances for fire-extinguishing.
biscuit an unsweetened bread in the shape of a small cake, made with a generous amount of shortening and leavened with baking powder or baking soda instead of yeast. [1/4 definitions]
calcium phosphate any of a number of phosphates of calcium found in some rocks and in animal bones, used in baking powder and plant food, and in the manufacture of enamels, plastics, and cleaning agents.
cream of tartar a white powdery substance used in baking powder and food preparations, and in tinning metal; potassium bitartrate.
leavening an agent such as yeast or baking powder that causes the formation of carbon dioxide gas in batter or dough, causing it to expand and rise. [1/2 definitions]
quick bread any bread, such as muffins or corn bread, that is made with baking powder or baking soda and requires no rising time before baking.
raised of baked goods, leavened with yeast or other ferment rather than baking powder or soda. [1/2 definitions]
Rochelle salt a colorless, saltlike, crystalline compound used in silvering mirrors, in making baking powders, as a laxative, and in electronics.
tartaric acid any of several crystalline organic compounds, most often in a white powder form and used in baking powders, cream of tartar, and tanning.