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Word: saltpeter

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Potassium nitrate (KNO₃), a mineral salt. One of the three key ingredients of {ngat} "gunpowder" alongside {ghav} "carbon" and {no'negh} "sulfur". Has some culinary uses on Earth, but whether it's used in Klingon cuisine is unknown (although note the secondary sense of {ngat} "herbed granulated cartilage" – may this be because it also uses saltpeter as an ingredient?).


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