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tartar

T`ARTAR, n.

1. An acid concrete salt, formed from wines completely fermented, and adhering to the sides of the casks in the form of a hard crust. It is white or red, the white being most esteemed. In its crude state, it is much used as a flux in the assaying of ores.

Tartar is a supertartrate of potash; that is, a compound of tartaric acid and potash, having the acid in excess.

2. A person of a keen irritable temper.

3. A native of Tartary; a corruption of Tatar.

T`ARTAR, n. [L. Tartarus.] Hell. [Not in use.]




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T`ARTAR, n.

1. An acid concrete salt, formed from wines completely fermented, and adhering to the sides of the casks in the form of a hard crust. It is white or red, the white being most esteemed. In its crude state, it is much used as a flux in the assaying of ores.

Tartar is a supertartrate of potash; that is, a compound of tartaric acid and potash, having the acid in excess.

2. A person of a keen irritable temper.

3. A native of Tartary; a corruption of Tatar.

T`ARTAR, n. [L. Tartarus.] Hell. [Not in use.]


TAR-TAR, n.1 [Fr. tartre; Sp. tartaro; from tart, acid.]

  1. An acid concrete salt, deposited from wines completely fermented, and adhering to the sides of the casks in the form of a hard crust. It is white or red, the white being most esteemed. In its crude state, it is much used as a flux in the assaying of ores. Nicholson. Cyc. The tartar of wine is a bitartrate of potassa, i. e. common cream of tartar.
  2. A person of a keen irritable temper.
  3. A native of Tartary; a corruption of Tatar.

TAR-TAR, n.2 [L. Tartarus.]

Hell. [Not in use.] Shak.


Tar"tar
  1. A reddish crust or sediment in wine casks, consisting essentially of crude cream of tartar, and used in marking pure cream of tartar, tartaric acid, potassium carbonate, black flux, etc., and, in dyeing, as a mordant for woolen goods; -- called also argol, wine stone, etc.
  2. A native or inhabitant of Tartary in Asia; a member of any one of numerous tribes, chiefly Moslem, of Turkish origin, inhabiting the Russian Europe; -- written also, more correctly but less usually, Tatar.
  3. Of or pertaining to Tartary in Asia, or the Tartars.
  4. See Tartarus.

    Shak.
  5. A correction which often incrusts the teeth, consisting of salivary mucus, animal matter, and phosphate of lime.

    Cream of tartar. (Chem.) See under Cream. -- Tartar emetic (Med. Chem.), a double tartrate of potassium and basic antimony. It is a poisonous white crystalline substance having a sweetish metallic taste, and used in medicine as a sudorific and emetic.

  6. A person of a keen, irritable temper.

    To catch a tartar, to lay hold of, or encounter, a person who proves too strong for the assailant. [Colloq.]

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Tartar

T'ARTAR, noun

1. An acid concrete salt, formed from wines completely fermented, and adhering to the sides of the casks in the form of a hard crust. It is white or red, the white being most esteemed. In its crude state, it is much used as a flux in the assaying of ores.

Tartar is a supertartrate of potash; that is, a compound of tartaric acid and potash, having the acid in excess.

2. A person of a keen irritable temper.

3. A native of Tartary; a corruption of Tatar.

T'ARTAR, noun [Latin Tartarus.] Hell. [Not in use.]

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