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.

1350–1400; Middle English Tartarye < Middle French Tartarie < Medieval Latin Tartaria. See tartar, -y3

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Tartary (ˈtɑːtərɪ)
a variant spelling of Tatary

Tatary or Tartary (ˈtɑːtərɪ)
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
Tartary or Tartary

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