The tares must be gathered out from the wheat, and the chaff separated from the grain.
It is an actual, material, final separation of the tares from the wheat.
tares and wheat will spring up together; the earth produces noxious weeds with the most excellent fruit.
The tares are the children of the wicked, and “the enemy that sowed them is the devil.”
But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Which is the wheat and which the tares, that must be garnered or sifted from our loves?
The farm-hands, when they saw this, asked the owner for permission to destroy the tares.
I mix the tares when they are sown with a third of white pease and a third of oats.
I sow a proportion of yellow Aberdeen turnips early to succeed the tares and clover.
Compare the lesson taught in the Parable of the tares, Matt.
"kind of fodder plant, vetch," early 14c., perhaps cognate with Middle Dutch tarwe "wheat," from Proto-Germanic *tarwo, cognate with Breton draok, Welsh drewg "darnel," Sanskrit durva "a kind of millet grass," Greek darata, daratos "bread," Lithuanian dirva "a wheat-field." Used in 2nd Wyclif version (1388) of Matt. xxiii:25 to render Greek zizania as a weed among corn (earlier darnel and cockle had been used in this place); hence figurative use for "something noxious sown among something good" (1711).
"difference between gross and net weight," late 15c., from Middle French tare "wastage in goods, deficiency, imperfection" (15c.), from Italian tara, from Arabic tarah, literally "thing deducted or rejected," from taraha "to reject."
the bearded darnel, mentioned only in Matt. 13:25-30. It is the Lolium temulentum, a species of rye-grass, the seeds of which are a strong soporific poison. It bears the closest resemblance to wheat till the ear appears, and only then the difference is discovered. It grows plentifully in Syria and Palestine.