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greengrocery

[green-groh-suh-ree, -grohs-ree]
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noun, plural green·gro·cer·ies. Chiefly British.
  1. a greengrocer's shop.
  2. the fruits and vegetables stocked and sold in such a shop.
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Origin of greengrocery

First recorded in 1800–10; green + grocery
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • 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.