- a retailer of fresh vegetables and fruit.
Origin of greengrocer
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Examples from the Web for greengrocer
Who could be a better observer than the greengrocer by the mosque or the hospital night watchman?Gay Syrian Blogger a Hoax?
June 6, 2011
He would say that he was not a greengrocer who would think first of greens.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
Yes, sir—no, sir—she stepped over to the greengrocer's for cook.The Silver Box (First Series Plays)
Do you talk about your sister to the butcher and the greengrocer, too?The Arrow of Gold
At first the greengrocer's baby did not like bananas and its cries were awful.
The fruiterer and greengrocer is a person unknown in the Vosges.Three Men on the Bummel
Jerome K. Jerome
- mainly British a retail trader in fruit and vegetables
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Word Origin and History for greengrocer
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