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Wheat sheaves near King's Somborne The sheaves are put together into a stook.

A gerbe is a sheaf of wheat or corn, often depicted on heraldry, or on a wreath of funeral flowers. Gerber means to vomit, which has made it a challenge to market the American Gerber baby food in France.

Grains, seeds and cereals

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Trish Steel