- One who gleans.
Variant of glean
- to collect (grain, etc. left by reapers)
- to collect the remaining grain, etc. from (a reaped field)
- to collect or find out (facts, etc.) gradually or bit by bit
- to examine or go through (books, etc.) so as to collect certain information
Origin of gleanMiddle English glenen ; from Old French glener ; from Vulgar Latin glennare ; from Celtic as in Old Irish dīgleinn, he gleans ; from Indo-European an unverified form ĝhlend- ; from base an unverified form ĝhel-: see gleam