See also: Petre and pêtre



petre (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) saltpetre
    • 1841, The Farmer's Magazine (page 282)
      Oats are much assisted by the application of petre []

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for petre in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)