(Tart"let) n. A small tart. V. Knox.
(Tart"ly), adv. In a tart manner; with acidity.
(Tart"ness), n. The quality or state of being tart.
Syn. Acrimony; sourness; keenness; poignancy; severity; asperity; acerbity; harshness. See Acrimony.
(Tar*tral"ic) a. [From Tartar the chemical compound.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating,
an acid obtained as a white amorphous deliquescent substance, C8H10O11; called also ditartaric,
tartrilic, or tartrylic acid.
(Tar*tram"ate) n. (Chem.) A salt of tartramic acid.
(Tar*tram"ic) a. [Tarto- + amic.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid which is
the primary acid amide derivative of tartaric acid.
(Tar*tram"ide) n. [Tarto- + amide.] (Chem.) An acid amide derivative of tartaric acid, obtained
as a white crystalline substance.
(Tar"trate) n. [Cf. F. tartrate.] (Chem.) A salt of tartaric acid.
(Tar"tra`ted) a. (Med. Chem.) Containing, or derived from, tartar; combined with tartaric acid.
(Tar"tra*zine) n. [Tartaric + hydrazine.] (Chem.) An artificial dyestuff obtained as an orange-
yellow powder, and regarded as a phenyl hydrazine derivative of tartaric and sulphonic acids.
(Tar*trel"ic) a. [From Tartar the chemical compound.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating,
an anhydride, C4H4O5, of tartaric acid, obtained as a white crystalline deliquescent substance.
(Tar"tro-). A combining form (also used adjectively) used in chemistry to denote the presence
of tartar or of some of its compounds or derivatives.
(Tar"tro*nate) n. (Chem.) A salt of tartronic acid.
(Tar*tron"ic) a. [Tartro- + malonic.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an organic
acid (called also hydroxy malonic acid) obtained, by reducing mesoxalic acid, as a white crystalline
(Tar"tro*nyl) n. [Tartronic + - yl.] (Chem.) A hypothetical radical constituting the characteristic
residue of tartronic acid and certain of its derivatives.
(Tar`tro*vin"ic) a. [Tartro- + vinic.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a certain acid
composed of tartaric acid in combination with ethyl, and now called ethyltartaric acid.
(Tar*tuffe", Tar*tufe") n. [F. tartufe.] A hypocritical devotee. See the Dictionary of Noted Names
(Tar*tuff"ish, Tar*tuf"ish), a. Like a tartuffe; precise; hypocritical. Sterne.
(Tar"weed`) n. (Bot.) A name given to several resinous-glandular composite plants of California,
esp. to the species of Grindelia, Hemizonia, and Madia.
(Tas) n. [F.] A heap. [Obs.] "The tas of bodies slain." Chaucer.
(Tas), v. t. To tassel. [Obs.] "A purse of leather tassed with silk." Chaucer.