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1tartar

noun tar·tar \ˈtär-tər\

Definition of TARTAR

1
:  a substance consisting essentially of cream of tartar that is derived from the juice of grapes and deposited in wine casks together with yeast and other suspended matters as a pale or dark reddish crust or sediment; especially :  a recrystallized product yielding cream of tartar on further purification
2
:  an incrustation on the teeth consisting of plaque that has become hardened by the deposition of mineral salts (as calcium carbonate)

Origin of TARTAR

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin tartarum
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with TARTAR

2tartar

noun

Definition of TARTAR

1
capitalized :  a native or inhabitant of Tartary
2
capitalized :  tatar 2
3
often capitalized :  a person of irritable or violent temper
4
:  one that proves to be unexpectedly formidable
Tartar adjective
Tar·tar·i·an \tär-ˈter-ē-ən\ adjective

Origin of TARTAR

Middle English Tartre, from Middle French Tartare, probably from Medieval Latin Tartarus, modification of Persian Tātār — more at tatar
First Known Use: 14th century
TARTAR Defined for Kids

tartar

noun tar·tar \ˈtär-tər\

Definition of TARTAR for Kids

:  a crust that forms on the teeth and consists of plaque that has become hardened by the deposit of calcium-containing salts
Medical Dictionary

tartar

noun tar·tar \ˈtärt-ər\

Medical Definition of TARTAR

:  an incrustation on the teeth consisting of plaque that has become hardened by the deposition of mineral salts (as calcium carbonate)

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