lumper

[ luhm-per ]
/ ˈlʌm pər /

noun

a day laborer employed to handle cargo, as fish or timber.
Biology Informal. a taxonomist who believes that classifications should emphasize similarities among organisms and therefore favors large, inclusive taxa (opposed to splitter).

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Origin of lumper

1775–85; lump1 (in v. sense) + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for lumper

lumper
/ (ˈlʌmpə) /

noun

US a stevedore; docker
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