tanged

tang

1 [tang]
noun
1.
a strong taste or flavor.
2.
the distinctive flavor or quality of a thing.
3.
a pungent or distinctive odor.
4.
a touch or suggestion of something; slight trace.
5.
a long and slender projecting strip, tongue, or prong forming part of an object, as a chisel, file, or knife, and serving as a means of attachment for another part, as a handle or stock.
6.
a surgeonfish.
verb (used with object)
7.
to furnish with a tang.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English tange tongue of a snake, projection on a tool, perhaps < Old Norse tangi projection, headland


1. savor. 4. taste, hint.
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tang

2 [tang]
noun
1.
a sharp ringing or twanging sound; clang.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to ring or twang; clang.

Origin:
1550–60; imitative; see ting1

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tang (tæŋ)
 
n
1.  a strong taste or flavour: the tang of the sea
2.  a pungent or characteristic smell: the tang of peat fires
3.  a trace, touch, or hint of something: a tang of cloves in the apple pie
4.  the pointed end of a tool, such as a chisel, file, knife, etc, which is fitted into a handle, shaft, or stock
 
[C14: from Old Norse tangi point; related to Danish tange point, spit]

Tang (tæŋ)
 
n
the imperial dynasty of China from 618--907 ad

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tang
mid-14c., "serpent's tongue" (thought to be a stinging organ), later "sharp extension of a metal blade" (1680s), from O.N. tangi "spit of land, pointed metal tool," perhaps related to tunga "tongue" (see tongue). Figurative sense of "a sharp taste" is first recorded mid-15c.;
that of "suggestion, trace" is from 1590s. The fish (1734) so called for their spines.
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