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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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How to use gean in a sentence
The leading varieties are recognized as bigarreaus, dukes, morellos and geans.
The "geans" grew thick in Scotland, and they were black ripe now.Highways and Byways in The Border|Andrew Lang
The Greeks had learned the art of trading from the geans who had been the pupils of the Phnicians.
We have to reconstruct the record of their adventures from the ruins which the geans have left behind.
In the time of Egyptian supremacy they called their country Asi, and this name inclines one to connect the people with the geans.
British Dictionary definitions for gean
/ (ɡiːn) /
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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