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noun
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C4H5KO6, used chiefly as an ingredient in baking powders and in galvanic tinning of metals.
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Also called potassium bitartrate, potassium acid tartrate .
Compare tartar (def. 3).

Origin of cream of tartar

First recorded in 1655–65

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cream of tartar

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