n. dealer in dried goods, foods, chemicals, etc.
   ♦ drysaltery, n.

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  • Drysalter — Dry salt er, n. A dealer in salted or dried meats, pickles, sauces, etc., and in the materials used in pickling, salting, and preserving various kinds of food Hence drysalters usually sell a number of saline substances and miscellaneous drugs.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drysalter — [drī′sôl΄tər] n. Brit. a dealer in chemical products, dyes, etc. or, formerly, in dried or salted foods …   English World dictionary

  • Drysalter — Drysalters were dealers in a range of chemical products, including glue, varnish, dye and colourings. They might supply salt or chemicals for preserving food and sometimes also sold pickles, dried meat or related items. The name drysalter or dry… …   Wikipedia

  • drysalter — noun Date: 1707 British a dealer in crude dry chemicals and dyes • drysaltery noun, British …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drysalter — /druy sawl teuhr/, n. Brit. a dealer in dry chemicals and dyes. [1700 10; DRY + SALTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • drysalter — n. seller of dry goods and chemicals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drysalter — dry•salt•er [[t]ˈdraɪˌsɔl tər[/t]] n. brit. a dealer in dry chemicals and dyes • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • drysalter — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: dry (I) + salter Britain : a dealer in crude dry chemicals and dyes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drysaltery — Dry salt er*y, n. The articles kept by a drysalter; also, the business of a drysalter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Matas (drug store) — Matas A/S Matas drug store on Kongensgade in Odense, Denmark. Type A/S Genre Drug store chain …   Wikipedia

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