One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Nourisher; (sometimes) specifically a foster-parent, a guardian.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Theophilus Gale (1628–1679), ejected minister and theologian. From classical Latin nūtrītor a person who feeds or nourishes, a person who brings up a child from nūtrīt-, past participial stem of nūtrīre + -or.
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