American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A dealer in textiles, especially silks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dealer in small wares, or in merchandise of any sort.
- n. A dealer in cloths of different sorts, especially silk.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. engraving Originally, a dealer in any kind of goods or wares; now restricted to a dealer in textile fabrics, as silks or woolens.
- n. British maker of printed calico cloth who invented mercerizing (1791-1866)
- n. a dealer in textiles (especially silks)
- From Anglo-Norman marcer, mercer ("merchant, textile merchant"), from merz ("commodity") (from Latin merx). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French mercier, trader, from merz, merchandise, from Latin merx, merc-, merchandise. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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