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  • n. One who sells fruit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who deals in fruit; a seller of fruits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who deals in fruit; a seller of fruits.
  • n. Same as fruiter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who sells fruit


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  • But the fruiterer was a widow, far from happy, and I saw that my payments were of help to her; and then, to be frank, I fell at once in love with her daughter.

    Ten Tales

  • The word "fruiterer" is also general as a name for a dealer in fruit; and "poulterer" as a dealer in poultry; while the words "top" and "bottom" are applied to streets in a very puzzling way.

    Fifty Years in the Gospel Ministry from 1864 to 1914. Twenty-seven Years in the Pastorate; Sixteen Years' Active Service as Chaplain in the U. S. Army; Seven Years Professor in Wilberforce University; Two Trips to Europe; A Trip in Mexico.

  • That's ok, I'm not a man, I don't have penis envy, I feel sorry for men who can't please the masses like a fruiterer.

    Monopoly Money (Or the Lesbian's guide to seducing Straight Women)

  • This dame, the cateress, hired me to carry a load and took me first to the shop of a vintner, then to the booth of a butcher; thence to the stall of a fruiterer; thence to a grocer who also sold dry fruits; thence to a confectioner and a perfumer cum druggist and from him to this place where there happened to me with you what happened.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • London a substantial citizen, who united in his single person the dignities of wholesale fruiterer, alderman, common-councilman, and member of the worshipful Company of Patten-makers; who had superadded to these extraordinary distinctions the important post and title of Sheriff, and who at length, and to crown all, stood next in rotation for the high and honourable office of Lord Mayor.

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • But he had long ago forgotten all this, as it was proper that a wholesale fruiterer, alderman, common-councilman, member of the worshipful Company of Patten-makers, past sheriff, and, above all, a

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • "It was the fruiterer," replied my friend, "who brought you to the conclusion that the mender of soles was not of sufficient height for Xerxes et id genus omne."

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • I now remembered that, in fact, a fruiterer, carrying upon his head a large basket of apples, had nearly thrown me down, by accident, as we passed from the Rue C — into the thoroughfare where we stood; but what this had to do with Chantilly I could not possibly understand.

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • As we crossed into this street, a fruiterer, with a large basket upon his head, brushing quickly past us, thrust you upon a pile of paving-stones collected at a spot where the causeway is undergoing repair.

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • "The fruiterer! — you astonish me — I know no fruiterer whomsoever."

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue


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