• WordNet 3.6
    • n gean wild or seedling sweet cherry used as stock for grafting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gean (Bot) A species of cherry tree common in Europe (Prunus avium); also, the fruit, which is usually small and dark in color.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gean The wild cherry of Europe, Prunus (Cerasus) avium. Its wood is valuable for many purposes, and is much used for tobacco-pipes and their stems. The small purple or black fruit is esteemed for its pleasant flavor, and is largely used for making cordials. The tree is common in some parts of Great Britain, but more abundant on the continent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gean gēn the European wild cherry.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. guigne, the fruit of the gean; cf. OHG. wīhsila, G. weichsel,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. guigne.


In literature:

You will know the place by the gean trees.
"Mr. Standfast" by John Buchan
P. Avium multiplex is a double form of the Wild Cherry, or Gean, with smaller leaves than the type.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
We wore geans and shirts of yellow cotton, we wore no shoes up til Christmas.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
There were many touches of white and pink bloom, showing in exquisite contrast where the hawthorn and the gean were in flower.
"The Guinea Stamp" by Annie S. Swan
The leading varieties are recognized as bigarreaus, dukes, morellos and geans.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Gardner and other noted members of the club, by Gean Smith.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
Prunus Avium flore-pleno (Double-flowered Gean).
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
Men sayen that Turnus slowgh this Gean Pallas when Eneas fought for Lanina that was Eneas wyfe.
"Mysteries of the Rosie Cross" by Anonymous

In poetry:

O! might that hand unsheath it now,
And bid it gleam on Ægean waters,
To save for Greece, from Moslem hands,
The fairest of her sea-born daughters.
"The Isles of Greece" by Janet Hamilton
Ease is the weary merchant's prayer,
Who ploughs by night the Ægean flood,
When neither moon nor stars appear,
Or faintly glimmer through the cloud.
"Horace, Book II. Ode XVI." by William Cowper
Tou's proud, and past aw guid adveyce—
Yen mud as weel speak till a stean;
Still, still thy awn way reet or wrang—
Mess, but tou'll rue't when I am geane!
O, monie are, &c.
"Dick Watters" by Robert Anderson
By those tresses unconfined,
Wood by each Ægean wind;
By those lids whose jetty fringe
Kiss thy soft cheeks' blooming tinge;
By those wild eyes like the roe, Zoë mou, sas agapo!
"Maid Of Athens, Ere We Part" by Lord George Gordon Byron
"Sweetest of all the Ægean Isles," it said,
"Oh, bury me beneath thy fruitful vines,
And pour libations of thy choicest wines;
For, lo, I am the far-famed Thracian singer's head!
"The Orphic Legacy" by Maurice Thompson
And had he lived a little longer,
He would have risen greater, stronger;
King of the Greeks, he had been then
Agamemnon, King of men.
Yet not the best of warriors he
Who crossed towards Troy the Ægean sea.
"Byron" by William Bell Scott

In news:

Carol Gean Evans, 66, of Spiro died Thursday, Nov 8.
F uneral services for longtime are resident May Gean Nielson will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, Nov 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, M Road Chapel.
Robert Gean Jones, 87, originally from Magnolia, died Sept 3, 2012, in Knoxville, Tenn. Bob was the younger son of Rev.
Jones, pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Magnolia, and Eunice Gean Jones, church organist and teacher of piano and organ.
Jennifer Gean of Harry's Berries.
Ronald Gean Horner, 71, of Manila, died Monday, Feb 22, 2010, at his home.
Gean "Buddy" Davis, 50 of Manila and formerly of Blytheville, died Saturday, Sept 22, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
Wilma Gean Brewer, 60, of caraway, died Monday, Feb 13, 2006, at her home.
Ronald Gean Horner , 71, of Manila, died Monday, Feb 22, 2010, at his home.
Marcella Geane McConnell, 75, of Route 83, South Dayton, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 in the home of her daughter Lori Steward and husband Ken in Kennedy, while under the care of Hospice.
Marcella Geane McConnell, 75, of Route 83, South Dayton, passed away Friday, Sept 7, 2012, in the home of her daughter, Lori Steward and husband, Ken, in Kennedy, while under the care of Hospice.

In science:

As with Level-2, the GEANE package is currently used for the propagation through the iron and calorimeters.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Also shown in the table, is the time to complete the HLT algorithm excluding the GEANE routine for propagation through iron, which is signiflcantly less that the total time.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Clearly there are substantial gains to be made by replacing GEANE with a faster method.
The CMS High Level Trigger
This time amounts to approximately 700 ms per Level-1 accept, including the time spent in GEANE.
The CMS High Level Trigger