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 (glô′sə-rē, glŏs′ə-)
n. pl. glos·sa·ries
A list of often difficult or specialized words with their definitions, often placed at the back of a book.

[Middle English glosarie, from Latin glōssārium, from glōssa, foreign word; see gloss2.]

glos·sar′i·al (glô-sâr′ē-əl, glŏ-) adj.
glos′sa·rist n.
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Noun1.glossarist - a scholiast who writes glosses or glossaries
scholiast - a scholar who writes explanatory notes on an author (especially an ancient commentator on a classical author)
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McLaughlin wrote, "Walter Henry Snell, or Wally as he was usually called, was an unusual combination of scientist, athlete, mycological artist and glossarist who might not have pursued a career in science except for an accident in his last undergraduate baseball game.
1198; a glossarist, nor the author of Decretum); possibly Johannes Monachus Cardinalis (d.