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  • proper noun Alternative spelling of Tatar.
  • proper noun A member of the various tribes and their descendants of Tartary, such as Turks, Mongols and Manchus.


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

[Middle English Tartre, from Old French Tartare, from Medieval Latin Tartarus, alteration (influenced by Latin Tartarus, Tartarus) of Persian Tātār; see Tatar.]



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