Variant of tare
- any of several vetches, esp. the common vetch (Vicia sativa)
- the seed of any of these plants
- Bible a noxious weed thought to be darnel: Matt. 13:25-40
Origin: ME, small seed, vetch from or akin to Middle Dutch tarwe, wheat from Indo-European base an unverified form derwā-, kind of grain from source Sanskrit drvā, millet grass: used inch(es) Middle English and Early Modern English versions of New Testament to translated, translation Ecclesiastical Late Latin zizania, darnel
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