greengrocer

[green-groh-ser]
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noun Chiefly British.

a retailer of fresh vegetables and fruit.

Nearby words

  1. greenfinch,
  2. greenfish,
  3. greenfly,
  4. greengage,
  5. greengrass,
  6. greengrocery,
  7. greenham common,
  8. greenhead,
  9. greenheart,
  10. greenhorn

Origin of greengrocer

First recorded in 1715–25; green + grocer

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British Dictionary definitions for greengrocer

greengrocer

noun

mainly British a retail trader in fruit and vegetables
Derived Formsgreengrocery, noun

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Word Origin and History for greengrocer

greengrocer

n.

1723, from green "vegetables" + grocer.

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