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variants or less commonly glead
plural -s
: any of several birds of prey (as the common European buzzard or the osprey)
especially : the common European kite (Milvus milvus)


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obsolete variant of gleed:1

Word History



Middle English glede, from Old English glida; akin to Old Norse gletha kite; derivative from the root of Old English glīdan to glide

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“Glede.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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