a person who grows something: He is a grower of flowers and vegetables.
a person or thing that grows in a certain way: This plant is a quick grower.

Origin of grower

First recorded in 1555–65; grow + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for grower

producer, farmer, breeder, agriculturist

Examples from the Web for grower

Contemporary Examples of grower

Historical Examples of grower

  • Second, by the sale of a contract for delivery the grower would be assured of this price.

    Herbert Hoover

    Vernon Kellogg

  • Bagging often enables the grower to sell his crop as a fancy product.

  • This should not discourage the grower or cause him to uproot his trees.

  • It is the business of the grower not only to supply the demand, but to create it.

    The Cauliflower

    A. A. Crozier

  • The grower would better not attempt the making of nursery trees.

    The Apple-Tree

    L. H. Bailey

British Dictionary definitions for grower



a person who grows plantsa vegetable grower
a plant that grows in a specified waya fast grower
a piece of music that is initially unimpressive but becomes more enjoyable after further hearings
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Word Origin and History for grower

"one who produces," mid-15c., agent noun from grow.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper