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grower

[groh-er] /ˈgroʊ ər/
noun
1.
a person who grows something:
He is a grower of flowers and vegetables.
2.
a person or thing that grows in a certain way:
This plant is a quick grower.
Origin of grower
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; grow + -er1
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  • Second, by the sale of a contract for delivery the grower would be assured of this price.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • Bagging often enables the grower to sell his crop as a fancy product.

  • This should not discourage the grower or cause him to uproot his trees.

  • It is the business of the grower not only to supply the demand, but to create it.

    The Cauliflower A. A. Crozier
  • The grower would better not attempt the making of nursery trees.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for grower

grower

/ˈɡrəʊə/
noun
1.
a person who grows plants: a vegetable grower
2.
a plant that grows in a specified way: a fast grower
3.
a piece of music that is initially unimpressive but becomes more enjoyable after further hearings
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Word Origin and History for grower
n.

"one who produces," mid-15c., agent noun from grow.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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