1 the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth [syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity, savor, savour, smack]
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]
6 any of various coarse seaweeds [syn: sea tang]
7 any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria [syn: sea tangle]
- Rhymes: -æŋ
- A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).
- 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.
- A sharp, specific flavor or tinge.
- 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.
- The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
- The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
- The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
- The tongue of a buckle.
- A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
- A group of saltwater fish from the Zebrasoma genus, also known as the surgeon fish.
- : 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,
- 2002, Lynn Breedlove, Godspeed: A Novel, St. Martin’s Griffin, ISBN 0-312-31363-2, page 9,
- A tongue.
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?
- 1667, John Lacy, Sauny the Scot: Or, the Taming of the Shrew, Act V,
part of blade insterted into handle
- Korean: 슴베 (seumbe)
* Spanish: sabor fuerte; acidez , sabor ácido; olor penetrante
Usage notesEnglish 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.
EtymologyFrom English tongue.
Torres Strait Creole
EtymologyFrom English tongue.
Tang or TANG may refer to:
- 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:
- 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
- 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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