Definition of Cream of tartar

1. Noun. A salt used especially in baking powder.

Exact synonyms: Potassium Bitartrate, Potassium Hydrogen Tartrate, Tartar
Generic synonyms: Salt
Derivative terms: Tartaric



Definition of Cream of tartar

1. Noun. (chemistry) potassium hydrogen tartrate (also called potassium bitartrate), a byproduct of wine manufacture, used in baking powder and in cooking to stabilize beaten egg whites. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Cream of tartar

1. KHC4H4O6;a diuretic and laxative. Synonym: cream of tartar, potassium acid tartrate. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cream Of Tartar

creaking
creakingly
creakings
creaks
creaky
cream-colored courser
cream-of-tartar tree
cream cake
cream cakes
cream cheese
cream corn
cream cracker
cream crackered
cream of tartar (current term)
cream of the crop
cream off
cream pie
cream pies
cream pitcher
cream puff
cream puffs
cream sauce
cream slice
cream slices
cream soda
cream tea
cream teas
cream up

Literary usage of Cream of tartar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"Under this general name are included a great many acid powders which are used to replace cream of tartar in the manufacture of baking powders, self-raising ..."

2. The Analyst by Society of Public Analysts (Great Britain). (1880)
"cream of tartar is generally admitted to be a preparation obtained by boiling crude ... The term "cream " of tartar is derived from the fact that during the ..."

3. The Analyst (1879)
"Now, bearing in mind that the evidence was given in defence of a person accused of having sold cream of tartar adulterated with 11'7 per cent, ..."

4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"The only drawback which, perhaps more than any other, keeps it from coming into universal use is that of price — a good cream of tartar baking-powder has ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1831)
"These produce, cream of tartar, 91 grains; Hydrocyanic acid, 13 do. Total, 104 grains. But an ounce of water dissolves no more than about five grains of ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1867)
"Wayne, read this morning, namely, the improvement, or the new mode of purifying cream of tartar. You will remember the old way of purifying cream of tartar ..."

7. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"Under this general name are included a great many acid powders which are used to replace cream of tartar in the manufacture of baking powders, self-raising ..."

8. The Analyst by Society of Public Analysts (Great Britain). (1880)
"cream of tartar is generally admitted to be a preparation obtained by boiling crude ... The term "cream " of tartar is derived from the fact that during the ..."

9. The Analyst (1879)
"Now, bearing in mind that the evidence was given in defence of a person accused of having sold cream of tartar adulterated with 11'7 per cent, ..."

10. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"The only drawback which, perhaps more than any other, keeps it from coming into universal use is that of price — a good cream of tartar baking-powder has ..."

11. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1831)
"These produce, cream of tartar, 91 grains; Hydrocyanic acid, 13 do. Total, 104 grains. But an ounce of water dissolves no more than about five grains of ..."

12. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1867)
"Wayne, read this morning, namely, the improvement, or the new mode of purifying cream of tartar. You will remember the old way of purifying cream of tartar ..."

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