Tartary

[ tahr-tuh-ree ]
/ ˈtɑr tə ri /

noun

the historical name of a region of indefinite extent in E Europe and Asia: designates the area overrun by the Tartars in the Middle Ages, from the Dnieper River to the Pacific.

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Origin of Tartary

1350–1400; Middle English Tartarye<Middle French Tartarie<Medieval Latin Tartaria.See tartar, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for Tartary

Tartary
/ (ˈtɑːtərɪ) /

noun

a variant spelling of Tatary
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