Greengrocer
Greengrocer Green"gro`cer, n. A retailer of vegetables or fruits in their fresh or green state. [1913 Webster]

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  • greengrocer — 1723, from GREEN (Cf. green) vegetables + GROCER (Cf. grocer) …   Etymology dictionary

  • greengrocer — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a retailer of fruit and vegetables. DERIVATIVES greengrocery noun …   English terms dictionary

  • greengrocer — [grēn′grō΄sər] n. Brit. a retail dealer in fresh vegetables and fruit greengrocery n. pl. greengroceries …   English World dictionary

  • greengrocer — [[t]gri͟ːngroʊsə(r)[/t]] greengrocers 1) N COUNT A greengrocer is a shopkeeper who sells fruit and vegetables. [mainly BRIT] 2) N COUNT: oft the N A greengrocer or a greengrocer s is a shop where fruit and vegetables are sold. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • greengrocer — UK [ˈɡriːnˌɡrəʊsə(r)] / US [ˈɡrɪnˌɡroʊsər] noun [countable] Word forms greengrocer : singular greengrocer plural greengrocers someone whose job is to sell fruit and vegetables in a shop called a greengrocer s …   English dictionary

  • Greengrocer — A greengrocer is a retail trader in fruit and vegetables; that is, in green groceries. Greengrocer is primarily a British term, and greengrocers shops were once common in towns and villages. They have been affected by the dominant rise of… …   Wikipedia

  • greengrocer — green|gro|cer [ˈgri:nˌgrəusə US ˌgrousər] n especially BrE 1.) someone who owns or works in a shop selling fruit and vegetables 2.) greengrocer s a greengrocer s shop …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • greengrocer — noun (C) especially BrE 1 someone who owns or works in a shop selling fruit and vegetables 2 greengrocer s a greengrocer s shop …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • greengrocer — green|gro|cer [ grin,grousər ] noun count MAINLY BRITISH someone whose job is to sell fruit and vegetables in a store called a greengrocer s …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • greengrocer — [ˈgriːnˌgrəʊsə] noun [C] British 1) greengrocer s a shop that sells fruit and vegetables 2) someone whose job is to sell fruit and vegetables in a shop …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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