Definitions

from The American Heritage¬ģ Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Consisting of or resembling tartar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Consisting of tartar; of the nature of tartar.
  • adj. Having a rough, crumbly surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of tartar; of the nature of tartar.
  • adj. Having the surface rough and crumbling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of tartar; resembling tartar, or partaking of its properties.
  • In botany, having a rough crumbling surface, like the thallus of some lichens.
  • Same as Tartarean.

Etymologies

Compare tartarous. (Wiktionary)

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