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1tare

noun \ˈter\

Definition of TARE

1
a :  the seed of a vetch
b :  any of several vetches (especially Vicia sativa and V. hirsuta)
2
:  a weed of grain fields especially of Biblical times that is usually held to be the darnel
3
plural :  an undesirable element
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Origin of TARE

Middle English; probably akin to Middle Dutch tarwe wheat
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

2tare

noun

Definition of TARE

1
:  a deduction from the gross weight of a substance and its container made in allowance for the weight of the container; also :  the weight of the container

Origin of TARE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old Italian tara, from Arabic ṭarḥa, literally, that which is removed
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain

3tare

transitive verb
taredtar·ing

Definition of TARE

:  to ascertain or mark the tare of; especially :  to weigh so as to determine the tare

First Known Use of TARE

1812

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain

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