from The Century Dictionary.

  • Covered, overlaid, or coated with tin : as, tinned dishes.
  • Packed or preserved in hermetically sealed tins; canned: as, tinned milk; tinned meats.

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

  • adjective Covered, or plated, with tin.
  • adjective Packed in tin cases; canned.

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

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of tin.
  • adjective Coated, or plated with tin.
  • adjective Packed in a tin can; canned.

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

  • adjective sealed in a can or jar


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  • (adj): (food) preserved in tin containers.

    cf. canned, potted. "Tinned beef" is an example.

    January 5, 2009