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[hahr-vuh-ster] /ˈhɑr və stər/

a person who ; reaper.
any of various farm machines for field crops.
an orange-brown butterfly, Feniseca tarquinius, the larvae of which are predacious on aphids.
a person who harvests
a harvesting machine, esp a combine harvester

“a reaper,” 1590s; agent noun from harvest (v.). Meaning “machine for reaping and binding” is from 1847.


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