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tare (rye grass)

Definition:

a weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

tares

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Lolium temulentum [species] | bearded darnel | cheat | darnel | L. temulentum [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

Middle English, small seed, vetch from or akin to Middle Dutch ... | Late Middle...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Lolium temulentum [species] | darnel | poison darnel | cockle

an annual plant that forms part of the Poaceae family and part of the Lolium genus. The plant stem can grow up to one meter tall, with inflorescence in the ears and purple grain. It has a global distribution. Darnel usually grows in the same production... (46 of 451 words, 2 images)

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New World Dictionary:

darnel | Lolium temulentum [species]

a weedy rye grass with poisonous seeds, often found in grainfields (11 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/darnel

Random House Dictionary:

bearded darnel

a grass, "Lolium tementulum", related to rye, having bristles on the seed head and bearing seeds that yield a narcotic poison. (21 of 23 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/bearded-darnel

Collins Dictionary:

darnel

any of several grasses of the genus "Lolium", especially "L. temulentum", that grow as weeds in grain fields in Europe and Asia (22 of 299 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/darnel

Oxford Dictionary:

darnel

a Eurasian ryegrass.; Genus Lolium, family Gramineae: several species (9 of 39 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/darnel

American Heritage Dictionary:

darnel | ryegrass

Any of several Eurasian grasses of the genus "Lolium", especially "L. temulentum" or "L. perenne". (15 of 24 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/darnel

Merriam-Webster:

darnel | Lolium [genus]

any of several usually weedy ryegrasses (genus Lolium) (8 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/darnel

Wiktionary:

darnel | darnels [plural] | Lolium [genus]

Any of several species of ryegrass, genus Lolium. (8 of 14 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/darnel

Britannica Encyclopedia:

darnel [plant] | Tare [synonym]

noxious weed of the ryegrass genus Lolium. (7 of 11 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/151784​/darnel

Macmillan British Dictionary:

tare [countable] | tares [plural]

the weight of an empty truck or large container, used for calculating the weight of the goods that it carries (20 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/tare

Columbia Encyclopedia:

tare

name sometimes used as a synonym for any vetch, most frequently for the common vetch. The tare of the Scriptures, a weed of grainfields and considered ... (26 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0847859​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

cheat [entry 1]

to behave in a dishonest way in order to get what you want (13 of 56 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cheat 1

cheat [entry 2]

a person who behaves in a dishonest way | [singular] something dishonest which makes people believe that something is true when it's not | a ... (23 of 96 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cheat 2

Encarta Dictionary:

darnel | Lolium [genus]

a grass commonly found growing as a weed in grain fields. Native to: Europe, Asia. Genus Lolium. (17 of 31 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861739767​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

tare | tared [past tense] | taring [present participle]

Origin: Middle English, small seed, vetch from or akin to Middle Dutch ... | Late Middle English from Middle French from Italian tara, probably from Arabic... (24 of 60 etymology words)

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tare

Origin: Middle English, small seed, vetch from or akin to Middle Dutch tarwe, wheat from Indo-European base *derwā-, kind of grain derives ... (21 of 43 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

tare | tares [plural] | tared [past tense] | taring [present participle]

Origin: Middle English tare ("vetch"), from Proto-Germanic *tarwō (compare Dutch tarwe... | Middle French tare, from Italian tara, from Arabic طرحة (ṭarḥa, "that which is thrown away"), a... (26 of 55 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tare

Collins Dictionary:

tare

First use: 14th century | 15th century

Origin: of unknown origin | from Old French: waste, from Medieval Latin tara, from Arabic tarhah something discarded, from taraha to reject

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tare

American Heritage Dictionary:

tare | tared [past tense] | taring [present participle] | tares [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English. | Middle English, from Old French, ultimately from Arabic ṭarḥ, rejection, subtraction, from ṭaraḥa, to ... (16 of 23 etymology words)

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Merriam-Webster:

tare [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English; probably akin to Middle Dutch tarwe wheat

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tare

tare [entry 2, noun]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old Italian tara, from Arabic ṭarḥa, literally, that which is removed

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tare show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

tare [entry 1] | tares

Origin: Middle English: of unknown origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tare

tare [entry 2]

Origin: late Middle English: from French, literally "deficiency, tare", from medieval Latin tara, based on Arabic ṭaraḥa "reject, deduct"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tare--2

Encarta Dictionary:

tare [entry 2] | tares [plural] | tared [past tense] | taring [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French, "waste in goods, deficiency" from Arabic ṭarḥ "that which is deducted" from ṭaraḥa "reject, subtract"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718428​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

tare | tares [plural] | tared [past tense] | taring [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "tare"

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Collins Dictionary:

tare

Audio: British English pronunciation of "tare"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tare

Macmillan British Dictionary:

tare [countable] | tares [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "tare"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/tare

Macmillan American Dictionary:

tare [countable] | tares [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tare"

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the Free Dictionary:

tare

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "tare"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "tare" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

tare | tares [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "tare"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

tare

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tare"

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YourDictionary Audio:

tare

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "tare" by speech synthesizer

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