tanbark

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tan +‎ bark

Noun[edit]

tanbark (countable and uncountable, plural tanbarks)

  1. The bark of the oak (or other trees) used as a source of tannin
  2. The spent bark used as a ground covering
    • 2004, Lois McMaster Bujold, “Winterfair Gifts”:
      Another circle of groats, crowning a temporary pathway of tanbark flung wide around the first two rings, provided dry footing for the rest of the guests.