Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or obtained from tannin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or derived from tan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to tan; derived from, or resembling, tan.
  • adjective (Chem.) 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to, containing, or obtained from tannin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective derived from tannin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[tann(in) + –ic.]

Examples

  • Clivers is of astringent benefit in cancer, because of its "tannic,"

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  • The formation of scab is favored by astringents and styptics, such as tannic acid, iodoform, and 5 per cent solution of zinc chlorid.

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  • When a significant underestimation of starting DNA molecules was found, due to the presence of biological inhibitors such as tannic acid, IgG or quercitin, SOD efficiently marked these amplification profiles as outliers.

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  • "All the barks named contain what is called tannic acid.

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  • It is home to châteaux such as Cos d'Estournel, Calon-Ségur and Montrose, whose wines tend to be a little more tannic than other Médocs and usually age well.

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  • Which is to say that Mr. Ramey's wines, for all their precision and restraint, tend to be more come-hither than their Old World counterparts, his Chardonnays just a little more voluptuous than the average Puligny-Montrachet, his cabs less tannic than the typical Médoc.

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  • Washed down with a glass of light, nicely tannic Portuguese table wine, it was a thoroughly enjoyable 45-minute break.

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  • It is home to châteaux such as Cos d'Estournel, Calon-Ségur and Montrose, whose wines tend to be a little more tannic than other Médocs and usually age well.

    An Australian in Burgundy

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal 479 Degrees Ginger Sesame Caramel Corn A staple of Asian sweets, black sesame seeds have been showing up on savvier restaurant dessert menus for a while now, and with good reason: They offer a silken, nutty, buttery quality and the pleasingly tannic bite of cocoa powder or coffee that works well in most recipes that call for nuts or chocolate.

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  • Which is to say that Mr. Ramey's wines, for all their precision and restraint, tend to be more come-hither than their Old World counterparts, his Chardonnays just a little more voluptuous than the average Puligny-Montrachet, his cabs less tannic than the typical Médoc.

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