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cream of tartar

noun

  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 4 H 5 KO 6 , used chiefly as an ingredient in baking powders and in galvanic tinning of metals.


cream of tartar

noun

  1. another name for potassium hydrogen tartrate, esp when used in baking powders


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cream of tartar1

First recorded in 1655–65

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Example Sentences

Ginger-beer is prepared by fermenting cream-of-tartar, ginger, and sugar with yeast and water.

Then from the kitchen, where she had gone to get a fresh supply of cream-of-tartar biscuit, came little Mrs. Tidditt.

Chloride of silver, two parts; cream-of-tartar, two parts; alum, one part.

The pod of the cream-of-tartar is the shape of a cucumber and 10 to 12 inches long.

The cream-of-tartar tree, however, will interest a visitor more.

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