noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a fungus, Pezizella lythri, that affects strawberries, taking the form of tan mold on the fruit.
verb (used with object), tanned, tanning. 1. to convert (a hide) into leather, especially by soaking or steeping in a bath prepared from tanbark or synthetically. 2. to make brown by exposure to ultraviolet rays, as of the sun. 3. Informal. to thrash; spank. verb (used without object), tanned, tanning. 4. to become tanned. noun […]
/tan’stah-fl/ (From Robert Heinlein’s classic “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”) “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch”. Often invoked when someone is balking at the prospect of using an unpleasantly heavyweight technique, or at the poor quality of some piece of free software, or at the signal-to-noise ratio of unmoderated Usenet newsgroups. […]
noun, plural tansies. 1. any of several composite plants of the genus Tanacetum, especially a strong-scented, weedy, Old World herb, T. vulgare, having flat-topped clusters of tubular yellow flowers. noun (pl) -sies 1. any of numerous plants of the genus Tanacetum, esp T. vulgare, having yellow flowers in flat-topped clusters and formerly used in medicine […]