gleaning

[ glee-ning ]
/ ˈgli nɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person who gleans.
gleanings, things found or acquired by gleaning.

Nearby words

  1. gld.,
  2. gleam,
  3. gleamy,
  4. glean,
  5. gleaner,
  6. gleanings,
  7. gleason,
  8. gleba,
  9. glebe,
  10. glede

Origin of gleaning

First recorded in 1400–50, gleaning is from the late Middle English word glenynge. See glean, -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for gleanings

gleanings

/ (ˈɡliːnɪŋz) /

pl n

the useful remnants of a crop that can be gathered from the field after harvesting
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