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grocery

[ groh-suh-ree, groh-shree ]
/ ˈgroʊ sə ri, ˈgroʊ ʃri /
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noun, plural gro·cer·ies.

Also called gro·cer·y store . a grocer's store.
Usually gro·ce·ries; 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.

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Origin of grocery

1400–50; late Middle English grocerie<Old French grosserie.See gross, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for grocery

grocery
/ (ˈɡrəʊsərɪ) /

noun plural -ceries

the business or premises of a grocer
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