tartar sauce

or tartare sauce


noun

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

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

noun

a mayonnaise sauce mixed with hard-boiled egg yolks, chopped herbs, capers, and gherkins

Word Origin for tartare sauce

from French sauce tartare, from Tartar
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