Meaning of lumper


Pronunciation: (lum'pur), [key]
— n.
  1. a day laborer employed to handle cargo, as fish or timber.
  2. a taxonomist who believes that classifications should emphasize similarities among organisms and therefore favors large, inclusive taxa (opposed to splitter).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: