gleanings

plural noun

glean·​ings ˈglē-niŋz How to pronounce gleanings (audio)
: things acquired by gleaning

Examples of gleanings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These gleanings feel like the book’s freshest offering — a rich supply of something very like gossip. Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gleanings was in the 15th century

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“Gleanings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gleanings. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

gleanings

noun plural
glean·​ings ˈglē-niŋz How to pronounce gleanings (audio)
: things acquired by gleaning
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