tartar sauce

or tartare sauce


a mayonnaise dressing for fish and seafood, usually with chopped pickles, onions, olives, capers, and green herbs added.

Nearby words

  1. tart up,
  2. tartan,
  3. tartanry,
  4. tartar,
  5. tartar emetic,
  6. tartar steak,
  7. tartarated,
  8. tartare,
  9. tartare sauce,
  10. tartarean

Origin of tartar sauce

First recorded in 1895–1900, tartar sauce is from the French word sauce tartare

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