tartar sauce
or tartare sauce noun Etymology: French sauce tartare Date: 1855 a sauce made principally of mayonnaise and chopped pickles

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  • Tartar sauce — or tartare sauce is a thick white sauce made from mayonnaise and finely chopped pickled cucumber, capers, onions (or chives), and fresh parsley. Chopped hard boiled eggs, olives, and horseradish are sometimes added, and dijon mustard is often… …   Wikipedia

  • tartar sauce — [tärt′ər] n. [Fr sauce tartare] a sauce, as for seafood, consisting of mayonnaise with chopped pickles, olives, capers, etc.: also sp. tartare sauce …   English World dictionary

  • tartar sauce — noun uncount a white sauce that you eat cold with fish …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tartar sauce — tartare sauce UK [ˌtɑː(r)tɑː(r) ˈsɔːs] / US [tɑrˈtɑr ˌsɔs] or tartar sauce UK / US noun [uncountable] a white sauce that you eat cold with fish …   English dictionary

  • tartar sauce — tar′tar sauce n. coo a mayonnaise sauce containing chopped pickles, olives, capers, etc., served with fish • Etymology: < F sauce tartare …   From formal English to slang

  • tartar sauce — noun mayonnaise with chopped pickles and sometimes capers and shallots and parsley and hard cooked egg; sauce for seafood especially fried fish • Syn: ↑tartare sauce • Hypernyms: ↑sauce …   Useful english dictionary

  • tartar sauce — a mayonnaise dressing for fish and seafood, usually with chopped pickles, onions, olives, capers, and green herbs added. Also, tartare sauce. [1895 1900; < F sauce tartare] * * * …   Universalium

  • tartar sauce — noun Alternative spelling of tartare sauce …   Wiktionary

  • tartar sauce — see tartare sauce …   English dictionary

  • Tartar — may refer to: wiktionary*An alternate spelling of the name Tatars, an ethnic group in present day Russia (this term formerly extended to nearly all Central Asian, Turkic and Mongol ethnic groups) *Tartar sauce *Calculus (dental), hardened dental… …   Wikipedia

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