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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Picul \Pic"ul\, noun [Jav. & Malay pikul, fr. pikul to carry on the back, to carry a burden; n., a man's burden.] A commercial weight varying in different countries and for different commodities. In Borneo it is 1355/8 lbs.; in China and Sumatra, 1331/2 lbs.; in Japan, 1331/3 lbs.; but sometimes 130 lbs., etc. Called also, by the Chinese, {tan}. [Written also {pecul}, and {pecal}.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tan \Tan\, noun [Chin.] See {Picul}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tan \Tan\, noun [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tan \Tan\, adjective Of the color of tan; yellowish-brown.

{Black and tan}. See under {Black}, adjective

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tan \Tan\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Tanned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tanning}.] [F. tanner, LL. tannare. See {Tan}, noun]

1. To convert (the skin of an animal) into leather, as by usual process of steeping it in an infusion of oak or some other bark, whereby it is impregnated with tannin, or tannic acid (which exists in several species of bark), and is thus rendered firm, durable, and in some degree impervious to water.

Note: The essential result in tanning is due to the fact that the tannins form, with gelatins and albuminoids, a series of insoluble compounds which constitute leather. Similar results may be produced by the use of other reagents in place of tannin, as alum, and some acids or chlorides, which are employed in certain processes of tanning.

2. To make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of the sun; as, to tan the skin.

3. To thrash or beat; to flog; to switch; as, to tan a disobedient child's hide. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tan \Tan\, verb (used without an object) To get or become tanned.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

colorful \colorful\ adjective

1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled}]

Syn: colourful. [WordNet 1.5]

2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of {colorless} or {dull}. [Narrower terms: {brave, fine, gay, glorious}; {flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained}; {flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty}; {picturesque}] [WordNet 1.5]

3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of {colorless} and {monochrome}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {tinted}; {touched, tinged}; {amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown}; {amethyst}; {auburn, reddish-brown}; {aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden}; {azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue}; {bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome}; {blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue}; {blushful, blush-colored, rosy}; {bottle-green}; {bronze, bronzy}; {brown, brownish, dark-brown}; {buff}; {canary, canary-yellow}; {caramel, caramel brown}; {carnation}; {chartreuse}; {chestnut}; {dun}; {earth-colored, earthlike}; {fuscous}; {green, greenish, light-green, dark-green}; {jade, jade-green}; {khaki}; {lavender, lilac}; {mauve}; {moss green, mosstone}; {motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured}; {mousy, mouse-colored}; {ocher, ochre}; {olive-brown}; {olive-drab}; {olive}; {orange, orangish}; {peacock-blue}; {pink, pinkish}; {purple, violet, purplish}; {red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet}; {red, reddish}; {rose, roseate}; {rose-red}; {rust, rusty, rust-colored}; {snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown}; {sorrel, brownish-orange}; {stone, stone-gray}; {straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured}; {tan}; {tangerine}; {tawny}; {ultramarine}; {umber}; {vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red}; {yellow, yellowish}; {yellow-green}; {avocado}; {bay}; {beige}; {blae bluish-black or gray-blue)}; {coral}; {creamy}; {cress green, cresson, watercress}; {hazel}; {honey, honey-colored}; {hued(postnominal)}; {magenta}; {maroon}; {pea-green}; {russet}; {sage, sage-green}; {sea-green}] [Also See: {chromatic}, {colored}, {dark}, {light}.]

Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tan

adjective

1: of a light yellowish-brown color

noun

1: a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun [syn: {tan}, {suntan}, {sunburn}, {burn}]

2: a light brown the color of topaz [syn: {tan}, {topaz}]

3: ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle [syn: {tangent}, {tan}]

verb

1: treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather

2: get a tan, from wind or sun [syn: {tan}, {bronze}]

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