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tartar sauce

or tartare sauce

  1. a mayonnaise dressing for fish and seafood, usually with chopped pickles, onions, olives, capers, and green herbs added.
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Origin of tartar sauce

First recorded in 1895–1900, tartar sauce is from the French word sauce tartare
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British Dictionary definitions for tartare sauce

tartare sauce

tartar sauce

  1. a mayonnaise sauce mixed with hard-boiled egg yolks, chopped herbs, capers, and gherkins
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Word Origin for tartare sauce

from French sauce tartare, from Tartar
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