(Tam"pi*on) n. [F. tampon, tapon, tape, of Dutch or German origin. See Tap a pipe or plug,
and cf. Tamp, Tampop, Tompion.] [Written also tampeon, and tompion.]
1. A wooden stopper, or plug, as for a cannon or other piece of ordnance, when not in use.
2. (Mus.) A plug for upper end of an organ pipe.
(Tam"poe) n. (Bot.) The edible fruit of an East Indian tree (Baccaurea Malayana) of the Spurge
family. It somewhat resembles an apple.
(Tam"pon) n. [F. See Tampion.] (Surg.) A plug introduced into a natural or artificial cavity of
the body in order to arrest hemorrhage, or for the application of medicine.
(Tam"pon), v. t. (Surg.) To plug with a tampon.
(Tam"poon) n. [See Tampion.] The stopper of a barrel; a bung.
(Tam"-tam`) n. [Hind.; of imitative origin.] (Mus.) (a) A kind of drum used in the East Indies
and other Oriental countries; called also tom- tom. (b) A gong. See Gong, n., 1.
(Ta"mul) a. & n. Tamil.
(Tan) n. [Chin.] See Picul.
(Tan), n. [F. tan, perhaps fr. Armor. tann an oak, oak bar; or of Teutonic origin; cf. G. tanne a fir,
OHG. tanna a fir, oak, MHG. tan a forest. Cf. Tawny.]
1. The bark of the oak, and some other trees, bruised and broken by a mill, for tanning hides; so
called both before and after it has been used. Called also tan bark.
2. A yellowish-brown color, like that of tan.
3. A brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun; as, hands covered with tan.
Tan bed (Hort.), a bed made of tan; a bark bed. Tan pickle, the liquor used in tanning leather.
Tan spud, a spud used in stripping bark for tan from trees. Tan stove. See Bark stove, under
Bark. Tan vat, a vat in which hides are steeped in liquor with tan.
Black and tan. See under Black, a.
(Tan), a. Of the color of tan; yellowish- brown.