gean

[ geen ]
/ gin /

noun

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Origin of gean

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

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British Dictionary definitions for gean

gean
/ (ɡiːn) /

noun

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

Word Origin for gean

C16: from Old French guine
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