home·​grown | \ ˈhōm-ˈgrōn How to pronounce homegrown (audio) \

Definition of homegrown

1 : grown or produced at home or in a particular local area homegrown vegetables homegrown films
2 : native to or characteristic of a particular area the festival will feature homegrown artists

Examples of homegrown in a Sentence

The family sells their homegrown vegetables at the local market. The music festival will feature some homegrown talent this year.

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Morocco also has up to 6,000 homegrown converts to Christianity who are obliged to practice their faith privately because Morocco prohibits Muslim conversions. Amira El Masaiti, The Seattle Times, "Pope tells Moroccans “we are brothers and sisters”," 31 Mar. 2019 How could she not be inspired by a bowl of homegrown citrus blazing against all that white? Jennifer Blaise Kramer, House Beautiful, "Victoria Pearson Doesn't Use Color In Her Home For A Fascinating Reason," 9 Jan. 2019 The other homegrown elementary OS apps take a similar approach, reinventing the wheel a little. Scott Gilbertson, Ars Technica, "A tour of elementary OS, perhaps the Linux world’s best hope for the mainstream," 28 Dec. 2018 Illinois shipping magnate Richard Uihlein’s groups have spent a lot of money supporting Nicholson, while Wisconsin homegrown megadonor Diane Hendricks has thrown millions behind Vukmir. Dylan Scott, Vox, "A vicious Senate primary is hurting Republicans in Wisconsin," 10 Aug. 2018 Humana The homegrown health insurance giant has been a title sponsor to golf tournaments, and in Louisville its name has been closely associated with Actor's Theater's New American Plays Festival for decades. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "Pizza Hut, Kroger, Republic Bank? Who wants Cardinal Stadium naming rights," 13 July 2018 His company grew to more than 1,500 employees across China and North America, and was lauded by Canadian officials as a model for unlocking the Chinese market to create homegrown prosperity. Dan Levin, New York Times, "A Tech Guru Captivated Canada. Then He Fled to China.," 10 July 2018 Boedec, also the founder and CEO of online leather accessories brand SoFrancisco, was inspired to open a real-life store as a way to introduce Bay Area shoppers to some of her favorite homegrown products. Gail Goldberg, SFChronicle.com, "Hayes Valley boutique Gazette says bonjour to French labels," 5 July 2018 Currently, second baseman Jonathan Schoop is the Orioles’ only homegrown international signing on the team’s 25-man roster. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "As new signing period approaches, will Orioles invest more in international market?," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of homegrown

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of homegrown was in 1647

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English Language Learners Definition of homegrown

: grown or made at home or in your local area
: raised in or coming from your local area

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