garb

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garb1 / gärb/ • n. clothing or dress, esp. of a distinctive or special kind: the black and brown garb of a Franciscan friar.• v. [tr.] (usu. be garbed) dress in distinctive clothes: she was garbed in Indian shawls.garb2 • n. Heraldry a sheaf of wheat.

garb

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garb †grace, elegance; †style, fashion XVI; (fashion of) dress XVII. — F. †garbe (now galbe) — It. garbo — Gmc. *ʒarwī (OHG. garawī adornment), f. *ʒarwu- ready.

Garb

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Garb

a bundle, 1502. See also gavel, glean, sheaf.

Examples: garb of oats; of steel rods; of wheat.