fruitseller

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fruit +‎ seller

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fruitseller (plural fruitsellers)

  1. One who sells fruit.
    • 1891, Oscar Wilde, A House of Pomegranates, Moffat, Yard and Company (1918), page 123:
      In the market‐place stand the fruitsellers, who sell all kinds of fruit: ripe figs, with their bruised purple flesh, melons, smelling of musk and yellow as topazes, citrons and rose‐apples and clusters of white grapes, round red‐gold oranges, and oval lemons of green gold.
    • 2003, Ruskin Bond, Rusty: The Boy from the Hills, Puffin Book (2003), →ISBN, page 46:
      The scooter swerved into a fruit stall and came to a standstill under a heap of bananas, while the scooterist found himself in the arms of an indignant fruitseller.
    • 2008, Peter Manseau, Songs for the Butcher's Daughter, Free Press (2008), →ISBN, page 100:
      He kept daring me to steal an apple from the fruitseller's wagon.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:fruitseller.

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