verb (used without object) Archaic.
Origin of glister
Examples from the Web for glister
And therefore the same effect may be produced by a Glister, the Head may be intoxicated by a medicine at the Heel.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)|Thomas Browne
They seemed to be attracted, just as he was, by that abominable slimy flow and glister of the asphalt.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
She only shook her head; and now he saw the glister of tear-drops in those beautiful gray eyes.The Air Trust|George Allan England
We can't even be sure if the Salt Lake is a lake, or whether the glister we see there is just dry sand.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
George Light in 1657 paid Dr. Modè fifty pounds of tobacco for 'a glister and administering.'Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699|Thomas P. Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for glister
Word Origin for glister
Word Origin and History for glister
late 14c., probably from or related to Low German glisten, Middle Dutch glisteren, from PIE root *ghel- "to shine, glitter" (see glass). Related: Glistered; glistering. As a noun, from 1530s.