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fruiter

[froo-ter] /ˈfru tər/
noun
1.
a cargo vessel carrying fruit.
2.
a person who grows fruit.
Origin of fruiter
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see fruit, -er1
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  • Here come the fruit cutters to help get a cargo for the "fruiter" we saw at anchor.

    How We are Fed James Franklin Chamberlain
  • "Put us aboard the fruiter or some steamer," Frank again wrote.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward Burt L. Standish
  • But we kept going toward this Anchuria, where the fruiter was bound for.

  • For the lengthened form poulterer, cf. fruiterer for fruiter, and see Chapter XV.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • From the southward a "fruiter," as the vessels bringing fruit from the West Indies are called, came bravely up the coast.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for fruiter

fruiter

/ˈfruːtə/
noun
1.
a fruit grower
2.
any tree that bears fruit, esp edible fruit
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