Origin of fruiter

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at fruit, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for fruiter

Historical Examples of fruiter

  • But we kept going toward this Anchuria, where the fruiter was bound for.

  • "Put us aboard the fruiter or some steamer," Frank again wrote.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward

    Burt L. Standish

  • 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

  • Here come the fruit cutters to help get a cargo for the "fruiter" we saw at anchor.

    How We are Fed

    James Franklin Chamberlain

British Dictionary definitions for fruiter


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