Definition of tartare in English:

tartare

adjective

  • postpositive (of fish) served raw, typically seasoned and shaped into small cakes.

    See also steak tartare
    • ‘Serve the fish tartare with a little salad in the middle of the fish, together with a spoonful of the vodka cream.’
    • ‘I tried both the delicate, unsalty gravadlax and a tartare served with the roe and a very lemony asparagus salad.’
    • ‘But for what one order of Kobe beef costs, you can get six orders of the scrumptiously briny toro tartare with caviar.’
    • ‘Tuna tartare, served in hollowed-out lemons, is vitalized with an unexpected foursome of currants, pine nuts, fava beans, and sun-dried tomatoes.’
    • ‘The tuna tartare and caviar tasted as fine as I remembered, and so did the uni risotto.’

Origin

French, literally ‘Tartar’.

Pronunciation

tartare

/tärˈtär//tɑrˈtɑr/