harvester

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A potato harvester

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From harvest +‎ -er.

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harvester (plural harvesters)

  1. (dated) A person who gathers the harvest (harvests the crop).
  2. A machine that gathers the harvest (harvests the crop).
  3. (computing) A program or algorithm that gathers data from a source.
  4. A North American butterfly, Feniseca tarquinius, whose larvae eat aphids and are the only entirely carnivorous caterpillars in North America
  5. Any butterfly of the lycaenid subfamily Miletinae to which this belongs, which are all carnivores.
  6. (Ireland) finnock (a young sea trout)
a harvester butterfly

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