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[hohm-grohn] /ˈhoʊmˈgroʊn/
grown or produced at home or in a particular region for local consumption:
homegrown tomatoes.
native to, characteristic of, or developed in a particular region:
the music of our own homegrown musicians; a community known for its homegrown hospitality; America’s homegrown terrorists.
Origin of homegrown
First recorded in 1635-45; home + grown Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Radishes now have to compete with the home-grown, hot-house article, and do not fare very well, as the latter are much fresher.

  • Her owners are the leaders of the little neighbourhood, and her cargo is home-grown.

    All Afloat William Wood
  • Her religious notions and home-grown prejudices were antagonistic to the complete emancipation of her intelligence.

  • Don't depend on home-grown seed if you want the best in flowers.

    ABC of Gardening Eben Eugene Rexford
  • Railroads supplement the water-borne cargoes with home-grown produce, fresh from the farms for the use of urban kitchens.

    A Terminal Market System Mrs. Elmer Black
  • And you're the home-grown atomic-rocket genius, Venusian style, eh?

    Danger in Deep Space Carey Rockwell
  • The more we sent into Holland for her home supply, the more she could release of her home-grown products to the enemy.

  • Recent legislation has given some encouragement to wine-growers by facilitating the sale of home-grown pure wine.

British Dictionary definitions for home-grown


(esp of fruit and vegetables) produced in one's own country, district, estate, or garden
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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