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[green-groh-suh-ree, -grohs-ree] /ˈgrinˌgroʊ sə ri, -ˌgroʊs ri/
noun, plural greengroceries. Chiefly British.
a greengrocer's shop.
the fruits and vegetables stocked and sold in such a shop.
Origin of greengrocery
First recorded in 1800-10; green + grocery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • At length, one day, the broker sent his men into the shop, who threw all the greengrocery about like peelings of onions.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • The street was encumbered with stalls set up by country folks for the sale of greengrocery, scullery-wares, and fruit or cakes.

    A Clerk of Oxford

    Evelyn Everett-Green
  • His foregrounds had always a succulent cluster or two of greengrocery at the corners.

  • The first thing that struck my eye on approaching was the unusual appearance of the Wattles's greengrocery shop.

    A Girl Among the Anarchists Isabel Meredith

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