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gean

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noun
  1. heart cherry.

Origin of gean

First recorded in 1525–35, gean is from the Middle French word guigne, of uncertain origin
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gean

noun
  1. Also called: wild cherry a white-flowered rosaceous tree, Prunus avium, of Europe, W Asia, and N Africa, the ancestor of the cultivated sweet cherries
  2. See sweet cherry (def. 2)

Word Origin

C16: from Old French guine
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