tanbark

[ tan-bahrk ]
/ ˈtænˌbɑrk /
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the bark of the oak, hemlock, etc., bruised and broken by a mill and used especially in tanning hides.
a surface covered with pieces of tanbark, especially a circus ring.

Origin of tanbark

First recorded in 1790–1800; tan1 + bark2
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tanbark

/ (ˈtænˌbɑːk) /

noun

the bark of certain trees, esp the oak and hemlock, used as a source of tanninOften shortened to: tan
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