fruiterer

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A fruiterer’s roadside stall in Senegal

From Late Middle English fruiterē̆r (fruit grower; fruit dealer),[1] from fruitē̆r (fruit dealer; household official having charge of fruit)[2] +‎ -er (it is unclear why the second suffix was added).[3] Fruitē̆r is derived from Anglo-Norman fruitier or French fruitier (fruit-seller),[2] from fruit (fruit) (from Latin frū̆ctus (produce, product, fruit; enjoyment, satisfaction), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHg- (to have enjoyment of; make use of)) + -ier (suffix forming names of jobs).

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fruiterer (plural fruiterers)

  1. (Britain) One who sells fruit.
    Synonyms: fruitmonger, fruitseller

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  1. ^ fruiterē̆r, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 fruitē̆r, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ fruiterer” (US) / “fruiterer” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.

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