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tarn

[tahrn] /tɑrn/
noun
1.
a small mountain lake or pool, especially one in a cirque.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English terne < Old Norse tjǫrn pond, pool

Tarn

[tarn] /tarn/
noun
1.
a department in S France. 2232 sq. mi. (5780 sq. km).
Capital: Albi.
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tarn

/tɑːn/
noun
1.
a small mountain lake or pool
Word Origin
C14: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse tjörn pool

Tarn

/French tarn/
noun
1.
a department of S France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Albi. Pop: 350 477 (2003 est). Area: 5780 sq km (2254 sq miles)
2.
a river in SW France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing generally west to the Garonne River. Length: 375 km (233 miles)
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Word Origin and History for tarn
n.

mid-13c., from Old Norse tjorn "small mountain lake without tributaries," from Proto-Germanic *terno, perhaps originally "water hole." A dialectal word popularized by the Lake poets.

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tarn in Science
tarn
  (tärn)   
A small mountain lake, especially one formed as a glacier melts, filling a cirque with water.
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