Tartary
Tartary Tar"ta*ry, n. Tartarus. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tartary — [tärt′ər ē] var. of TATARY …   English World dictionary

  • Tartary — Tartaria redirects here. For the Romanian village of Tărtăria, see Săliştea. For the Russian federal subject formerly known as Tataria, see Tatarstan. In 1705 the Amsterdam burgomaster Nicolaes Witsen published this map of Tartary (Land of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Tartary — noun the vast geographical region of Europe and Asia that was controlled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries under Genghis Khan Tartary extended as far east as the Pacific Ocean • Syn: ↑Tatary • Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographical area,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tartary — or Tatary geographical name a vast historical region in Asia & E Europe roughly extending from the Sea of Japan to the Dnieper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tartary — /tahr teuh ree/, n. 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. Also, Tatary. [1350 1400; ME Tartarye < MF… …   Universalium

  • Tartary — n. vast territory of eastern Europe and northern Asia that was overrun by the Tartars in the Middle Ages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tartary — tar·ta·ry …   English syllables

  • Tartary — Tar•ta•ry [[t]ˈtɑr tə ri[/t]] n. geg Tatary …   From formal English to slang

  • Tartary — /ˈtatəri/ (say tahtuhree) noun the historical name used to designate an indefinite region in eastern Europe and Asia, sometimes extending to the Sea of Japan. Also, Tatary …   Australian English dictionary

  • tartary buckwheat — ˈtärd.ərē noun Usage: usually capitalized T Etymology: tartary from Tartary (Tatary), indefinite region in Asia and Europe inhabited by Tatars, from Middle English Tartarie, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin Tartaria : tartarian buckwheat …   Useful english dictionary

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