from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See potassium bitartrate.
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- n. potassium hydrogen tartrate (also called potassium bitartrate), a byproduct of wine manufacture, used in baking powder and in cooking to stabilize beaten egg whites.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. purified tartar or argol; so called because of the crust of crystals which forms on the surface of the liquor in the process of purification by recrystallization. It is a white crystalline substance, with a gritty acid taste, and is used very largely as an ingredient of baking powders; -- called also potassium bitartrate, acid potassium tartrate, etc.
- n. See under Cream.
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- n. a salt used especially in baking powder
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