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A tart is a baked dish consisting of a filling over a pastry base with an open top not covered with pastry.

tart adj 1: tasting sour like a lemon [syn: {lemony}, {lemonlike}, {sourish}, {tangy}] 2: harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark" [syn: {sharp}, {sharp-worded}] n 1: a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money [syn: {prostitute}, {cocotte}, {whore}, {harlot}, {bawd}, {cyprian}, {fancy woman}, {working girl}, {sporting lady}, {lady of pleasure}, {woman of the street}] 2: a small open pie with a fruit filling 3: pastry cup with a filling of fruit or custard and no top crust

149 Moby Thesaurus words for "tart": Danish pastry, French pastry, Jezebel, abusive, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acescent, acetose, acetous, acid, acidic, acidulated, acidulent, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, amaroidal, astringent, bad woman, baggage, baklava, barbed, bimbo, bitch, biting, bitter, bitter as gall, blintz, broad, caustic, chippy, chocolate eclair, clitoromaniac, coarse, cocotte, corroding, corrosive, courtesan, crab, crabbed, cream puff, crusty, cutting, cynical, double-edged, dowdy, doxy, drab, dry, easy lay, easy woman, eclair, edged, escharotic, fallen woman, fierce, fille de joie, flan, floozy, frail sister, green, grisette, hard, harlot, harridan, harsh, hooker, hussy, hysteromaniac, incisive, jade, keen, loose woman, mordacious, mordant, nasty, nymph, nymphet, nympho, nymphomaniac, pandowdy, pastry, pasty, patisserie, patty, patty-shell, penetrating, pickled, pickup, pie, piercing, piquant, poignant, prostitute, puff, pungent, quean, quiche, rigorous, rosette, rough, sarcastic, sardonic, satirical, scathing, scorching, sec, severe, sharp, slut, sour, sour as vinegar, soured, sourish, stabbing, stinging, streetwalker, strident, stringent, strudel, strumpet, tangy, tartish, testy, timbale, tipsy cake, trenchant, trifle, trollop, trull, turnover, unripe, unsweet, unsweetened, uteromaniac, vehement, vicious, vinegarish, vinegary, violent, virulent, vitriolic, vol-au-vent, wanton, wench, whore, withering, working girl

Tart \Tart\, n. [OE. tarte, F. tarte; perhaps originally the same word as tourte, LL. torta, fr. L. tortus, p. p. of torquere to twist, bend, wind, because tarts were originally made of a twisted shape. Cf. {Torture}, n.] A species of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie. [1913 Webster]

Tart \Tart\, a. [AS. teart. [root]63. Cf. {Tear}, v. t.] 1. Sharp to the taste; acid; sour; as, a tart apple. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Sharp; keen; severe; as, a tart reply; tart language; a tart rebuke. [1913 Webster] Why art thou tart, my brother? --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]


A torte is a rich, usually multilayered, cake that is filled with buttercreams, mousses, jams, or fruits.

torte n : rich cake usually covered with cream and fruit or nuts; originated in Austria

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  • tart: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • tart: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • tart: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • tart: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • torte: WordNet (r) 2.0

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