American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Tannic acid.
- n. Any of various chemically different substances capable of promoting tanning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) Same as Tannic acid, under tannic.
- n. any of various complex phenolic substances of plant origin; used in tanning and in medicine
- French, from tan, crushed oak bark, from Old French, from Medieval Latin tannum; see tan1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The preparation of pentagalloyl glucose has proved this compound to be nearly identical with tannin obtained from galls (_tannin_); a few other natural tannins belong to this type which Fischer terms acyl compounds of sugar with hydroxybenzoic acids.”
“The term tannin comes from the use of plant extracts in the tanning of leather which bind protein to form insoluble tannin-protein complexes.”
“In the final blend you sometimes need grapes with too much acidity and tannin, in other words, grapes that might be left on the sorting room floor today.”
“For a cabernet to be this low in tannin, well, it's done on purpose.”
“There is just a little skin tannin here and good, food-friendly acidity to bring structure.”
“It's an aromatic, to be sure and low in tannin while good with extract and color.”
“Dry, but fruity, and with a little noticeable skin tannin this is a rose to enjoy with a wide range of foods.”
“The palate is richly flavorful with cherry, spice and earth and pleasant structure – the result of acidity and skin tannin rather than overbearing oak.”
“The tea should not be allowed to steep for less than 30 seconds or more than about five minutes (a process known as brewing or [dialectally] mashing in the UK): after that, tannin is released, which counteracts the stimulating effect of the theophylline and caffeine and makes the tea bitter (at this point it is referred to as being stewed in the UK).”
“-- The leaves contain, beside a stimulant and flavour, an undesirable substance known as tannin, which is injurious to the delicate lining of the stomach.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘tannin’.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
Words related to my favorite addiction, chocolate!
A myriad of game-changing words every Scrabble addict must have in his arsenal.
Keep in mind that these are all tried-and-true feasibly playable words selected for their handiness, i.e...
Indeed it is. Words related to chocolate production. :-)
Words to describe forests, tree parts & tree culture.
There are certainly some words missing but I am trying to avoid listing the obvious. If a simpler word is found here, then it is used in an atypical fashion.
This list was helpful in the...
Looking for tweets for tannin.