Tare (?), obs. imp. of Tear.



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Tare, n. [Cf. Prov. E. tare brisk, eager, OE. tarefitch the wild vetch.]


A weed that grows among wheat and other grain; -- alleged by modern naturalists to be the Lolium temulentum, or darnel.

Didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? Matt. xiii. 27.

The "darnel" is said to be the tares of Scripture, and is the only deleterious species belonging to the whole order. Baird.

2. Bot.

A name of several climbing or diffuse leguminous herbs of the genus Vicia; especially, the V. sativa, sometimes grown for fodder.


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Tare, n. [F. tare; cf. Pr., Sp., Pg., & It. tara; all fr. Ar. tarah thrown away, removed, fr. taraha to reject, remove.] Com.

Deficientcy in the weight or quantity of goods by reason of the weight of the cask, bag, or whatever contains the commodity, and is weighed with it; hence, the allowance or abatement of a certain weight or quantity which the seller makes to the buyer on account of the weight of such cask, bag, etc.


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Tare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tared (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Taring.]

To ascertain or mark the tare of (goods).


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