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gerbe (plural gerbes)
- (now obsolete) A (wheat) sheaf.
- Something resembling a (wheat) sheaf in appearance. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- (mathematics) An abstract construction in homological algebra and geometry providing a certain type of generalisation for a sheaf.
- (pyrotechnics) A kind of ornamental firework.
- 1835, Frederick Bruhl, The Complete Art of Making Fireworks:
- on the top of the post fix a gerbe; then clothe all the cases with leaders , so that both they and the gerbe may take fire at the same time
- Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
gerbe f (plural gerbes)
- (agriculture) sheaf (of wheat)
- spray, bouquet (of flowers)
- collection, anthology (of pieces of literature)
- (heraldry) garb
- (historical) tithe on crops under the Ancien Régime
- (slang) puke, throw up (vomit)
- → English: gerbe
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “gerbe” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).