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tang

Noun

1 the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth [syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack]
2 a tart spiciness [syn: nip, piquance, piquancy, tanginess, zest]
3 the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907 [syn: Tang dynasty]
4 common black rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure [syn: bladderwrack, black rockweed, bladder fucus, Fucus vesiculosus]
5 brown algae seaweed with serrated edges [syn: serrated wrack, Fucus serratus]
6 any of various coarse seaweeds [syn: sea tang]
7 any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria [syn: sea tangle]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).
  2. A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask.
  3. A sharp, specific flavor or tinge.
  4. A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in form or position.
  5. The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
  6. The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
  7. The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
  8. The tongue of a buckle.
  9. A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
  10. A group of saltwater fish from the Zebrasoma genus, also known as the surgeon fish.
  11. : the vagina, or intercourse with a woman.
    • 2002, Lynn Breedlove, Godspeed: A Novel, St. Martin’s Griffin, ISBN 0-312-31363-2, page 9,
      The guys like to look at her tang, because that’s how they are, and so she spreads it and lubes it for them, so they can think of how good their dick would feel in there,
  12. A tongue.
    • 1667, John Lacy, Sauny the Scot: Or, the Taming of the Shrew, Act V,
      Sau. Hear ye, sir; could not ye mistake, and pull her tang out instead of her teeth?

Translations

part of blade insterted into handle
* Spanish: sabor fuerte; acidez , sabor ácido; olor penetrante

Verb

  1. historical beekeeping To strike two metal objects together loudly in order to persuade a swarm of honeybees to land so it may be captured by the beekeeper.

References

Dutch

Noun

  1. pliers
  2. tongs
  3. (especially the diminutive) pincers, tweezers
  4. (figuratively, notably in in de tang) surrounding position
  5. (metaphore) shrew, bitch

Derived terms

Estonian

Noun

tang

Kurdish

Noun

tang

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

tang
  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, tāng, táng, tǎng, or tàng.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Thai

Noun

tang-(mo)

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English tongue.

Noun

tang

Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From English tongue.

Noun

tang

Extensive Definition

Tang or TANG may refer to:

Chinese name

  • Tang Dynasty (唐朝) of China which reigned from 618 – 907 AD.
  • Tang of Shang (湯), the Shang dynasty ruler, who lived around 1660 BCE
  • The term (Tángrén 唐人) that many southern Chinese use to refer to the Han Chinese ethnic group.
  • A transliteration of Chinese family names such as:
    • 唐 (Pinyin: táng), as in the Tang Dynasty, (but the clan name is more ancient)
    • 湯 (Pinyin: tāng), as in the Tang of Shang.
    • 鄧 or 邓 (Pinyin: dèng), as in Deng Xiao Ping (see Tang Clan)
    • 滕 (Pinyin: téng)
  • Tang Clan of Hong Kong, the first inhabitants to leave China and settle in Hong Kong.
  • Tang flour, a wheat flour used in Chinese cooking. Also called wheat starch
  • Tang Xavier, a modern Chinese Professional Sumo Wrestler.
  • Tang Yan, (of the 唐 clan), a famous Chinese actress and entertainer
  • Tang Wei, a Chinese actress.

Fish and related US warships

Places

Other

  • Tang (drink), a brand name of instant fruit flavored drinks from the 1950s to the present
  • Tang (weaponry), a projecting element connecting a knife or sword blade to the handle
  • Tang (dish), soup or stew in Korean cuisine
tang in German: Tang
tang in French: Tang
tang in Dutch: Tang
tang in Polish: Tang

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