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Compare tartarous.


tartareous (comparative more tartareous, superlative most tartareous)

  1. Consisting of tartar; of the nature of tartar.
  2. (botany) Having a rough, crumbly surface.
    Many lichens are tartareous.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tartareous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)