green·​gro·​cer | \ ˈgrēn-ˌgrō-sər How to pronounce greengrocer (audio) , -shər\

Definition of greengrocer

chiefly British
: a retailer of fresh vegetables and fruit

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greengrocery \ ˈgrēn-​ˌgrō-​sə-​rē How to pronounce greengrocery (audio) , -​ˌgrōsh-​rē \ noun

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Instead, Eliza married Freddy, and Higgins’s friend Colonel Pickering set up the newlyweds in a flower shop that lost money for years until the couple introduced vegetables and went into the black as greengrocers. Corby Kummer, The Atlantic, "How Do Carousel and My Fair Lady Fare in 2018?," 8 July 2018 In town, the greengrocer finds a fuzzy, marmot-like creature with elephantine ears in a crate of oranges. Frances Leech, Longreads, "Forgetting the Madeleine," 3 May 2018 Hailing from Leicester, Lineker spent his youth playing football with younger brother Wayne and helping out his greengrocer father on a 'fruit and veg' stall in the city's historic market., "World Cup Countdown: 8 Weeks to Go - When Gary Lineker Scooped the Golden Boot in Mexico '86," 27 Apr. 2018 The word vignarola is dialect for ortolano, or greengrocer. Evan Kleiman,, "Cucina Italiana: Garmugia, an easy vegetable dish that translates spring to your bowl," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of greengrocer

1723, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of greengrocer

chiefly British : a person who works in or owns a store that sells fresh vegetables and fruit

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