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Noun: tare  tehr
  1. An adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods
     
  2. Any of several weedy vetches grown for forage
     
  3. Weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
    - darnel, bearded darnel, cheat, Lolium temulentum
     
  4. The weight of a motor vehicle, railway car, or aircraft without its fuel or cargo
     
  5. (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals

Sounds like: tears, tar

Derived forms: tares

Type of: adjustment, allowance, balance, counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equaliser [Brit], equalizer, rye grass, ryegrass, vetch, weight

Part of: genus Vicia, Vicia

Encyclopedia: Tare, Rwanda