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Tar·tar

 (tär′tər)
n.
See Tatar.

[Middle English Tartre, from Old French Tartare, from Medieval Latin Tartarus, alteration (influenced by Latin Tartarus, Tartarus) of Persian Tātār; see Tatar.]

tar·tar

 (tär′tər)
n.
1. Dentistry A hard yellowish deposit on the teeth, consisting of organic secretions and food particles deposited in various salts, such as calcium carbonate. Also called calculus.
2. A reddish acid compound, chiefly potassium bitartrate, found in the juice of grapes and deposited on the sides of casks during winemaking.

[Middle English tartre, potassium bitartrate, from Old French, from Medieval Latin tartarum, argol, from Medieval Greek tartaron.]

tartar

(ˈtɑːtə)
n
1. (Dentistry) dentistry a hard crusty deposit on the teeth, consisting of food, cellular debris, and mineral salts
2. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: argol a brownish-red substance consisting mainly of potassium hydrogen tartrate, present in grape juice and deposited during the fermentation of wine
[C14: from Medieval Latin tartarum, from Medieval Greek tartaron]

tartar

(ˈtɑːtə)
n
(sometimes capital) a fearsome or formidable person
[C16: special use of Tartar]

Tartar

(ˈtɑːtə)
n, adj
(Languages) a variant spelling of Tatar

tar•tar

(ˈtɑr tər)

n.
2. the deposit from wines, cream of tartar.
3. the intermediate product of cream of tartar, obtained from the crude form, argol.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin tartarum < Late Greek tártaron]
tar•tar′ic (-ˈtær ɪk, -ˈtɑr-) tar′tar•ous, adj.

Tar•tar

(ˈtɑr tər)

n.
1. a member of any of various Mongolian and Turkic peoples who, under Genghis Khan and his successors, ruled parts of central and W Asia and E Europe until the 18th century.
3. (often l.c.) a savage, intractable, or ill-tempered person.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin Tartarus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tartar - a salt used especially in baking powder
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
2.tartar - a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman
disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman - a woman who is an unpleasant person
3.tartar - a member of the Mongolian people of central Asia who invaded Russia in the 13th centuryTartar - a member of the Mongolian people of central Asia who invaded Russia in the 13th century
Mongol, Mongolian - a member of the nomadic peoples of Mongolia
4.tartar - an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gumstartar - an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
crust, encrustation, incrustation - a hard outer layer that covers something
Translations
filet américaintartre

Tartar

[ˈtɑːtəʳ]
A. ADJtártaro
B. Ntártaro/a m/f

tartar

[ˈtɑːtəʳ]
A. N
1. (on teeth) → sarro m, tártaro m
2. (Chem) → tártaro m
3. (Culin) (also cream of tartar) → crémor m tartárico
4. (= woman) (fig) → fiera f
B. CPD
see tartare

tartar

[ˈtɑːrr] n
(on teeth)tartre m
(= tyrant) → tyran mtartare sauce tartar sauce nsauce f tartare

Tartar

nTatar(in) m(f); to catch a Tartar (fig)sich (dat)etwas Übles einhandeln

tartar

1
n (fig)Tyrann(in) m(f)

tartar

2
n (on teeth) → Zahnstein m

tartar

1 [ˈtɑːtəʳ] n (on teeth) → tartaro
cream of tartar → cremortartaro

tartar

2 [ˈtɑːtəʳ] n (fig) → despota m

tartar

n (dent) cálculo (form), sarro (dental)
References in periodicals archive ?
Unlucky to catch a tartar last time at Windsor, but pulled clear of third and fancied to go one better with race conditions in his favour.