Definition of cream of tartar in English:
A white crystalline acidic compound obtained as a by-product of wine fermentation and used chiefly in baking powder.
- The commercial production of tartaric acid begins with potassium hydrogen tartrate obtained as a waste product from the wine industry.
- Addition of an acid such as citric acid (found in lemon juice) or cream of tartar (which contains tartaric acid) also enhances inversion.
- Other examples are bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar, calcium oxalate, and saltpetre.
Definition of cream of tartar in:
- US English dictionary