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tanbark

[tan-bahrk] /ˈtænˌbɑrk/
1.
the bark of the oak, hemlock, etc., bruised and broken by a mill and used especially in tanning hides.
2.
a surface covered with pieces of tanbark, especially a circus ring.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; tan1 + bark2
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British Dictionary definitions for tan-bark

tanbark

/ˈtænˌbɑːk/
noun
1.
the bark of certain trees, esp the oak and hemlock, used as a source of tannin Often shortened to tan
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