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See also: gun powder
- An explosive mixture of saltpetre (potassium nitrate), charcoal and sulphur; formerly used in gunnery but now mostly used in fireworks.
- Short for .
- gunpowder chicken
- gunpowder empire
- Gunpowder Plot
- gunpowder tea
- Gunpowder Treason
Possibly due to its smell resembling gunpowder during the British Raj.
- (India, informal) idli podi/milagai podi; ground-up dry spices mixed with oil and ghee and served alongside idli or dosa.
- 1989, Bombay: The City Magazine, page 26:
- Some restaurants try and give their dosas the "ethnic" touch by slipping along a small dish of mulaga podi-gunpowder mixed with oil as well, but that isn't always enough.