tartaric

tartaric

[tahr-tar-ik, -tahr-]
adjective
pertaining to or derived from tartar.

Origin:
1780–90; tartar + -ic

antitartaric, adjective
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tartaric (tɑːˈtærɪk)
 
adj
of, concerned with, containing, or derived from tartar or tartaric acid

Tartaric (tɑːˈtærɪk)
 
adj
See Tatar a variant spelling of Tataric

Tatar or Tartar (ˈtɑːtə)
 
n
1.  a.  a member of a Mongoloid people who under Genghis Khan established a vast and powerful state in central Asia from the 13th century until conquered by Russia in 1552
 b.  a descendant of this people, now scattered throughout Russia but living chiefly in the Tatar Republic
2.  any of the languages spoken by the present-day Tatars, belonging to various branches of the Turkic family of languages, esp Kazan Tatar
 
adj
3.  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Tatars
 
[C14: from Old French Tartare, from Medieval Latin Tartarus (associated with Latin Tartarus the underworld), from Persian Tātār]
 
Tartar or Tartar
 
n
 
adj
 
[C14: from Old French Tartare, from Medieval Latin Tartarus (associated with Latin Tartarus the underworld), from Persian Tātār]
 
Tatarian or Tartar
 
adj
 
Tar'tarian or Tartar
 
adj
 
Tataric or Tartar
 
adj
 
Tar'taric or Tartar
 
adj

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