gleed

noun
\ ˈglēd How to pronounce gleed (audio) \

Definition of gleed

archaic
: a glowing coal

First Known Use of gleed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gleed

Middle English, from Old English glēd; akin to Old English glōwan to glow

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“Gleed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gleed. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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