tartar sauce

noun
a mayonnaise dressing for fish and seafood, usually with chopped pickles, onions, olives, capers, and green herbs added.
Also, tartare sauce.


Origin:
1895–1900; < French sauce tartare

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tartare sauce or tartar sauce
 
n
a mayonnaise sauce mixed with hard-boiled egg yolks, chopped herbs, capers, and gherkins
 
[from French sauce tartare, from Tartar]
 
tartar sauce or tartar sauce
 
n
 
[from French sauce tartare, from Tartar]

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Their home-made tartar sauce and fried catfish bring people from counties around.
Answer the call for coleslaw, tartar sauce and a buttered roll on the side.
Cut out the sauces, such as mayonnaise or tartar sauce.
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