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[ hohm-grohn ]


  1. grown 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.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of homegrown1

First recorded in 1635–45; home + grown
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Example Sentences

In Washington, one of the hottest topics in future will be how much, and how soon to throw long-term money at homegrown stars Trea Turner and Juan Soto.

Buying a short-term oldster — and blocking the development of homegrown infielders such as Carter Kieboom and Luis García — is not the Nats’ usual way.

Another homegrown variant could be circulating undetected just as well.

In 2014, China announced a plan to spend $150 billion to expand its homegrown semiconductor industry.

From Fortune

It’s unclear whether the Timbers will offer a homegrown contract in the coming weeks or trade his rights, leaving both Montes and Georgetown in limbo.

And the valley hosts a hodgepodge of homegrown Syrian-American groups—some with close ties to the government in Damascus.

He pushed them—as head of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in the 1980s—to promote homegrown talent.

According to Homegrown Video owner Farrell Timlake, women are now submitting their own videos almost as much as men.

While not exactly the Ugly American, Sinatra provided plenty of his own homegrown ballast.

The men finally have a homegrown support base that can go horn-to-horn with any country.

The Council of India put on countervailing duties to protect their homegrown cane from the bounty-fed beet.

The homegrown beets give us only a fifth and the cane of Louisiana and Texas only a fifteenth of the sugar we need.

There was in them an element of life, they were capable of improvement, and they were homegrown.

The days were days of wonder for the homegrown young Quaker engineer.


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