Definition for GLEBE

GLEBE, n. [L. gleba, a clod or lump of earth; Fr. glebe, land, ground; probably from collecting, as in globe, club.]

  1. Turf; soil; ground. Till the glad summons of a genial ray / Unbinds the glebe. Garth.
  2. The land belonging to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice. Spelman. Encyc.
  3. A crystal. [Obs.] Arbuthnot.
  4. Among miners, a piece of earth in which is contained some mineral ore. Encyc.

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