Definition for TARE

TARE, n.1 [I know not the origin of this word. See the next word.]

  1. A weed that grows among corn; alledged by modern naturalists to be the Lolium temulentum or Darnel. Locke.
  2. Tare is the popular name of Vicia sativa, and also of most of the species of Ervum, both genera being leguminose plants.
  3. In agriculture, a plant of the vetch kind, of which there are two sorts, the purple-flowered spring or summer tare, and the purple-flowered wild or winter tare. It is much cultivated in England for fodder. Cyc.

Return to page 13 of the letter “T”.