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harvester

[hahr-vuh-ster] /ˈhɑr və stər/
noun
1.
a person who harvests; reaper.
2.
any of various farm machines for harvesting field crops.
3.
an orange-brown butterfly, Feniseca tarquinius, the larvae of which are predacious on aphids.
Origin of harvester
1580-1590
1580-90; harvest + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for harvester

harvester

/ˈhɑːvɪstə/
noun
1.
a person who harvests
2.
a harvesting machine, esp a combine harvester
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Word Origin and History for harvester
n.

"a reaper," 1590s; agent noun from harvest (v.). Meaning "machine for reaping and binding" is from 1847.

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