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greengrocer

[green-groh-ser]
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noun Chiefly British.
  1. a retailer of fresh vegetables and fruit.
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Origin of greengrocer

First recorded in 1715–25; green + grocer
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greengrocer

noun
  1. mainly British a retail trader in fruit and vegetables
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Derived Formsgreengrocery, noun
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Word Origin and History for greengrocer

n.

1723, from green "vegetables" + grocer.

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