adjective see glean

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gleanable — adj. can be gleaned, can be gathered …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glean — gleanable, adj. gleaner, n. /gleen/, v.t. 1. to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit. 2. to gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers. 3. to learn, discover, or find out, usually little by little or slowly. v.i. 4. to …   Universalium

  • glean — verb Etymology: Middle English glenen, from Anglo French glener, from Late Latin glennare, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish doglenn he selects Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to gather grain or other produce left by reapers 2. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pickings — noun plural Date: 1642 something that is picked or picked up: as a. gleanable or eatable fragments ; scraps b. yield or return for effort expended < easy pickings > < slim pickings > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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