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  • In 1328 the Guild of Pepperers, one of the oldest in the City of London, was registered (using the Latin term 'grossarii' from which the word grocer has derived).

    The Guardian World News


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  • "The spicers, peppers and grocers (from grossarii because of their use of large weights) soon formed into powerful London guilds selling ready-ground mixes. ..."

    --Kate Colquhoun, Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking (NY: Bloomsbury, 2007), 55

    More can be found in comment on cubebs. Also grocer and spicer.

    January 8, 2017