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Topic: HUMAN

Sense: 1-2
Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Medieval Latin tanum 'plant substance used for tanning leather'
Sense: 3
Origin: tangent

tan

2 noun
     
tan2
1 [countable]HBH the attractive brown colour that someone with pale skin gets after they have been in the sun [= suntan]:
I wish I could get a tan like that.
2 [uncountable] a light yellowish-brown colour
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