American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A noxious plant of the grass family, supposed to mean the darnel, the "infelix lolium" of Virgil, now called Siwan or Zowan by the Arabs. It grows among the wheat everywhere in Palestine, and bears a great resemblance to it while growing, so much so that before they head out the two plants can hardly be distinguished. The grains are found two or three together in a dozen small husks scattered on a rather long head. The Arabs do not separate the darnel from the wheat, unless by means of a fan or sieve after threshing, Matthew 13:25 - 30 . If left to mingle with the bread, it occasions dizziness, and often acts as an emetic.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Tares'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/t/tares.html. 1859.