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[froo-ter-er] /ˈfru tər ər/
noun, Chiefly British.
a dealer in fruit.
Origin of fruiterer
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English; extended form of fruiter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The fruiterer's daughter was putting into the cabriolet a parcel belonging to Georges at the moment of his arrest.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  • On the way he entered a fruiterer's shop and inquired the price of grapes.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Nelly was the vagabond daughter of a poor Cavalier captain and fruiterer, who is said to have died in prison at Oxford.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • One night in the autumn Nana went out, saying she wanted some baked pears from the fruiterer's.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • We often see a fruiterer's or confectioner's shop, with beautiful fruit or cake temptingly displayed in the window.

    The Master's Indwelling Andrew Murray
  • Never travel in the same carriage with three able-bodied seamen and a fruiterer from Kent; the A.-B.

  • On their way through the little town, Desmahis went into a fruiterer's to buy cherries for the overheated citoyennes.

    The Gods are Athirst Anatole France
  • I wonder if a fruiterer from some place else—say Worcestershire—would offer the same phenomena?

  • The fruiterer opposite told me that of nights they let loose dogs whose food is hung up on stakes just out of their reach.

    The Thirteen Honore de Balzac
  • She went to the fruiterer'sTo buy him some fruit,And when she came backHe was playing the flute.

British Dictionary definitions for fruiterer


(mainly Brit) a fruit dealer or seller
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