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  1. grown or produced at home or in a particular region for local consumption: homegrown tomatoes.
  2. native to, characteristic of, or developed in a particular region: the music of our own homegrown musicians; a community known for its homegrown hospitality; America’s homegrown terrorists.

Origin of homegrown

First recorded in 1635–45; home + grown
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Contemporary Examples of home-grown

Historical Examples of home-grown

  • The French preserve the juices of their home-grown food: we have no juices to preserve.

    Another Sheaf

    John Galsworthy

  • Her owners are the leaders of the little neighbourhood, and her cargo is home-grown.

    All Afloat

    William Wood

  • Don't depend on home-grown seed if you want the best in flowers.

    ABC of Gardening

    Eben Eugene Rexford

  • And you're the home-grown atomic-rocket genius, Venusian style, eh?

    Danger in Deep Space

    Carey Rockwell

  • Recent legislation has given some encouragement to wine-growers by facilitating the sale of home-grown pure wine.

British Dictionary definitions for home-grown


  1. (esp of fruit and vegetables) produced in one's own country, district, estate, or garden
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