fruitmonger

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fruit +‎ -monger

Noun[edit]

fruitmonger (plural fruitmongers)

  1. One who sells fruit.
    • 1995, Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass, Yearling (2001), ISBN 0440418321, pages 39-40:
      So he wanders through the market, between the old-clothes stalls and the fortune-paper stalls, the fruitmongers and the fried-fish seller, with his little dæmon on his shoulder, []
    • 1997, Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon, The Penguin Press (1997), ISBN 9781101594643, unnumbered page:
      Dixon has brought a small apple from a fruitmonger's barrow, []
    • 2012, Karen Cushman, Will Sparrow's Road, Clarion Books (2012), ISBN 9780547739625, pages 133-134:
      Will and the Duchess sat in the sunshine and shared an apple Will had nicked from a fruitmonger's stall.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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