mercer definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly British A dealer in textiles, specifically silks.
    • A merchant working in materials and fabrics, specially silks also good cloths.
    • Originally, a dealer in almost any sorts of items or wares; today restricted to a dealer in textile fabrics, as silks or woolens.
    • A dealer in tiny products, or perhaps in product of every type.
    • A dealer in cloths various sorts, especially silk.
    • British manufacturer of printed calico cloth who created mercerizing (1791-1866)
    • a dealer in textiles (especially silks)

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