grocery

[ groh-suh-ree, grohs-ree ]
/ ˈgroʊ sə ri, ˈgroʊs ri /

noun, plural gro·cer·ies.

Also called grocery store. a grocer's store.
Usually groceries; especially British. grocery. food and other commodities sold by a grocer.
the business of a grocer.
Southwestern U.S. (formerly)
  1. a saloon or bar.
  2. a liquor store.

Origin of grocery

1400–50; late Middle English grocerie < Old French grosserie. See gross, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for groceries (1 of 2)

groceries

/ (ˈɡrəʊsərɪz) /

pl n

merchandise, esp foodstuffs, sold by a grocer

British Dictionary definitions for groceries (2 of 2)

grocery

/ (ˈɡrəʊsərɪ) /

noun plural -ceries

the business or premises of a grocer
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