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Tartary

[tahr-tuh-ree] /ˈtɑr tə ri/
noun
1.
the historical name of a region of indefinite extent in E Europe and Asia: designates the area overrun by the Tartars in the Middle Ages, from the Dnieper River to the Pacific.
Also, Tatary.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English Tartarye < Middle French Tartarie < Medieval Latin Tartaria. See tartar, -y3
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Tartary

/ˈtɑːtərɪ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Tatary

Tatary

/ˈtɑːtərɪ/
noun
1.
a historical region (with indefinite boundaries) in E Europe and Asia, inhabited by Bulgars until overrun by the Tatars in the mid-13th century: extended as far east as the Pacific under Genghis Khan
2.
Gulf of Tatary, another name for the Tatar Strait
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