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illustrator

[il-uh-strey-ter, ih-luhs-trey-ter] /ˈɪl əˌstreɪ tər, ɪˈlʌs treɪ tər/
noun
1.
an artist who makes illustrations:
an illustrator of children's books.
2.
a person or thing that illustrates.
Origin of illustrator
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Late Latin, equivalent to illustrā(re) to illustrate + -tor -tor
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n.

1590s, "one who enlightens," from illustrate + Latinate agent-noun suffix -or. Meaning "one who draws pictures" is 1680s.

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