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tannic

[tan-ik] /ˈtæn ɪk/
adjective
1.
Chemistry. of, pertaining to, or derived from tan or tannin.
2.
(of wine) having an astringent taste imparted by the presence of tannin.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; tan1 or tann(in) + -ic
Related forms
nontannic, adjective
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  • It is truly unfortunate if you have been sitting on a tannic wine that didn't come around.
  • The wine would ideally be fresh and lively, not heavy, brooding or tannic.
British Dictionary definitions for tannic

tannic

/ˈtænɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, containing, or produced from tan, tannin, or tannic acid
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tannic in Medicine

tannic tan·nic (tān'ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or obtained from tannin.

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