Other definitions for Tartar (2 of 3)
a member of any of the various tribes, chiefly Mongolian and Turkish, who, originally under the leadership of Genghis Khan, overran Asia and much of eastern Europe in the Middle Ages.
a member of the descendants of this people variously intermingled with other peoples and tribes, now inhabiting parts of the European and western and central Asian Russian Federation.
(often lowercase) a savage, intractable person.
(often lowercase) an ill-tempered person.
- Also Tatar (for defs. 1, 2, 4, 5, 8).
- Tar·tar·ly, adverb
Other definitions for Tartar (3 of 3)
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How to use tartar in a sentence
If you have an otherwise healthy pup and are simply looking for one of the best dental chews for dogs that will scrape away plaque and tartar and prevent bad breath, Pedigree’s Dentastix are a great choice.
As dogs chew on these specially designed treats, they actively scrape away plaque and tartar buildup, just like you do when you brush your teeth.
Chewing helps get rid of plaque and tartar, while keeping your dog occupied.
The VOHC-accepted chews also include delmopinol, which creates a barrier to stop bacteria that causes bad breath, tartar, and plaque buildup.
Chews are designed with textures and shapes that are meant to help scrape plaque and tartar as your dog chews, but different manufacturers accomplish this through different techniques.
In the longer term, she sees big strides in preventing tartar build-up and halting receding gums.
To assemble taco place escabeche, fish and tartar sauce in a tortilla and garnish with cilantro and lime.
For tartar sauce combine diced onions and jalapenos with mayo and mix well.
Try adding a pinch of cream of tartar to the whites for a similar effect.
Dissolve the sugar, water and cream of tartar in a saucepan over a low heat.
If thus used two or three days in succession it will effectually loosen tartar, even of long standing.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
A simple mixture of charcoal and cream of tartar is an excellent tooth-powder.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
A carriage forcibly stopped in the Rue Royale, and in broad daylight—only this tartar would have dared such a stroke as that!The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
Twelve hundred of them did better service against the tartar than twelve thousand Russians with their short bows and arrows.The Story of Moscow | Wirt Gerrare
Osman, the ruling bashaw, although a Turk, was a regular tartar to deal with.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks | Bracebridge Hemyng
British Dictionary definitions for tartar (1 of 3)
dentistry a hard crusty deposit on the teeth, consisting of food, cellular debris, and mineral salts
Also called: argol a brownish-red substance consisting mainly of potassium hydrogen tartrate, present in grape juice and deposited during the fermentation of wine
British Dictionary definitions for tartar (2 of 3)
(sometimes capital) a fearsome or formidable person
British Dictionary definitions for Tartar (3 of 3)
a variant spelling of Tatar
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Scientific definitions for tartar
A hard yellowish deposit on the teeth, consisting of organic secretions and food particles deposited in various salts, such as calcium carbonate.
A reddish acid compound consisting of a tartrate of potassium, found in the juice of grapes and deposited on the sides of wine casks.
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