tanbark
noun Date: 1799 1. a bark rich in tannin bruised or cut into small pieces and used in tanning 2. a surface (as a circus ring) covered with spent tanbark

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  • tanbark — [tan′bärk΄] n. any bark containing tannin, used to tan hides and, after the tannin has been extracted, to cover racetracks, circus rings, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Tanbark — For other uses, see Tanbark, Lexington. Workers peeling hemlock bark for the tannery in Prattsville, New York, United States. Tanbark is the bark of certain species of tree. It is traditionally used for tanning hides[1] …   Wikipedia

  • tanbark — /tan bahrk / 1. the bark of the oak, hemlock, etc., bruised and broken by a mill and used esp. in tanning hides. 2. a surface covered with pieces of tanbark, esp. a circus ring. [1790 1800; TAN1 + BARK2] * * * …   Universalium

  • tanbark — tan•bark [[t]ˈtænˌbɑrk[/t]] n. 1) the bark of the oak, hemlock, etc., bruised and broken by a mill and used esp. in tanning hides 2) cvb a surface covered with pieces of tanbark, esp. a circus ring • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • tanbark — noun a) The bark of the oak (or other trees) used as a source of tannin b) The spent bark used as a ground covering …   Wiktionary

  • Tanbark — Rhiophora (E) A plant whose bark produces much tannin or is used in tanning. Albizia, Aspidosperma, Avicennia, Bucida, Byrsonima, Cassia, Conocarpus, Laguncularia, Prosopis, Psidium, Rhizophora, Terminalia …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • tanbark — n. tree bark that is rich in tannin (used for dying hides) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tanbark — [ tanbα:k] noun see tan1 (sense 3) …   English new terms dictionary

  • tanbark — /ˈtænbak / (say tanbahk) noun 1. bark used in tanning; tan. 2. such bark, after the tanning process is completed, broken up in chips and used as a ground cover, as in playgrounds, landscape gardening, etc. {tan1 + bark2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tanbark — n. the bark of oak and other trees, used to obtain tannin …   Useful english dictionary

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