The definition of tannic is something coming from or related to tannin, which is a yellowish-brown organic substance with a bitter taste.
A red wine is an example of something that could be described as tannic.
- of, like, or obtained from tanbark or a tannin
- tasting of tannins absorbed from grape skins and seeds and from oak barrels; somewhat bitter or astringent: said of some red wines
Origin of tannicFrench tannique from tanin, tannin + -ique, -ic
Of or obtained from tannin.
Origin of tannictann(in) -ic
(comparative more tannic, superlative most tannic)
- Pertaining to, containing, or obtained from tannin.