Tannic Tan"nic, a. Of or pertaining to tan; derived from, or resembling, tan; as, tannic acid. [1913 Webster]

{Tannic acid}. (Chem.) (a) An acid obtained from nutgalls as a yellow amorphous substance, {C14H10O9}, having an astringent taste, and forming with ferric salts a bluish-black compound, which is the basis of common ink. Called also {tannin}, and {gallotannic acid}. (b) By extension, any one of a series of astringent substances resembling tannin proper, widely diffused through the vegetable kingdom, as in oak bark, willow, catechu, tea, coffee, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • tannic — [tan′ik] adj. [Fr tannique < tanin, TANNIN + ique, IC] 1. of, like, or obtained from tanbark or a tannin 2. tasting of tannins absorbed from grape skins and seeds and from oak barrels; somewhat bitter or astringent: said of some red wines …   English World dictionary

  • tannic — tannin ► NOUN ▪ a yellowish or brownish bitter tasting organic substance present in tea, some barks, grapes, etc. DERIVATIVES tannic adjective. ORIGIN French tanin, from tan tanbark …   English terms dictionary

  • tannic — adj. of or produced from tan. Phrases and idioms: tannic acid a complex natural organic compound of a yellowish colour used as a mordant and astringent. Derivatives: tannate n. Etymology: F tannique (as TANNIN) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tannic — adjective Etymology: French tannique, from tannin Date: 1836 1. of, resembling, or derived from tan or a tannin 2. of wine containing an abundance of tannins ; markedly astringent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tannic — /tan ik/, adj. 1. Chem. of, pertaining to, or derived from tan or tannin. 2. (of wine) having an astringent taste imparted by the presence of tannin. [1825 35; TAN1 or TANN(IN) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • tannic — adjective Pertaining to, containing, or obtained from tannin …   Wiktionary

  • tannic — Relating to tan (tan bark) or to tannin …   Medical dictionary

  • Tannic — Дубильный …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • tànnic — tàn|nic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • tannic — tan·nic || tænɪk adj. of or pertaining to tannin, derived from tannin (substance used in tanning hides and in medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

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