cape merchant


Definition of cape merchant

  1. 1 obsolete :  supercargo 1

  2. 2 obsolete :  the head merchant in a trading post

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Origin and Etymology of cape merchant

probably from Italian capo leader, literally, head, or Middle French cap (from Old Provençal), from Latin caput head — more at head

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to cast off or become cast off

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