Origin of gean
First recorded in 1525–35, gean is from the Middle French word guigne, of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for gean
It took possession of several of the islands in the gean Sea.
It was evidently hoped to secure a base for the fleet in the gean Sea.
All the islands of the gean Sea except Crete belonged to it.
Nor was she able to send a fleet into the gean Sea, as had been promised.
They had lived in Crete, and on the many small islands of the gean Sea.The Story of Mankind
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- 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
- See sweet cherry (def. 2)
C16: from Old French guine
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