Etymology
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gleaner (n.)

mid-15c., agent noun from glean (v.).

updated on October 06, 2012

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Definitions of gleaner from WordNet

gleaner (n.)
someone who picks up grain left in the field by the harvesters;
gleaner (n.)
someone who gathers something in small pieces (e.g. information) slowly and carefully;
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