Middle English Dictionary Entry

spīcer n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) A dealer in spices, an apothecary; spicer(es shoppe, an apothecary's shop; ~ wif, a female apothecary; (b) in surnames.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • (1230) Pat.R.Hen.III371 : Alexander le Espicer de nave que vocatur Stocstrong.
Note: Needed for date.
Note: New form: (in surnames)..espicer.
Note: Quot. belongs to sense (b).--notes per MLL