verb (used without object) Archaic.
- glisson's capsule,
- glitter ice,
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
Word Origin 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.