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Part of speech: Noun

Oak bark, or other bark containing tannic acid, used in making leather; a yellowish- brown color, like that of such bark; a brown color given to the skin by exposure to the sun; as, " barefoot boy, with cheek of tan".

Part of speech: Verb

To convert ( a hide) into leather by soaking in bark water; to make brown by exposure to the sun.

Part of speech: Verb

To be come brown in the sun.

Part of speech: Adjective

Yellowish- brown.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle


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