glebe

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French glebe, from Latin glaeba (lump of earth, clod).

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Noun[edit]

glebe (plural glebes)

  1. Turf; soil; ground; sod.
  2. (historical) In medieval Europe, an area of land, belonging to a parish, whose revenues contributed towards the parish expenses.
  3. (archaic) A meadow, land or fields
  4. (mining) A piece of earth containing ore.

Usage notes[edit]

  • A number of places are named Glebe.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

glebe f

  1. plural of gleba