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

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The family sells their homegrown vegetables at the local market. The music festival will feature some homegrown talent this year.
Recent Examples on the Web An Addison native, Slonina is the older brother of goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, who signed with the Fire in March to become the second-youngest signee in Major League Soccer history and the team’s youngest homegrown player at 14. Jeremy Mikula, chicagotribune.com, "The Chicago Fire sign Nicholas Slonina of Addison to a homegrown contract. But they’re still in search of a sporting director, a head coach — and a full roster.," 10 Dec. 2019 American retailers rank higher in searches related to Black Friday in India, with homegrown e-tailer Flipkart coming in further down the list. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "One in three Indian shoppers ready to queue up overnight for Black Friday bargains," 21 Nov. 2019 Much of Maryland’s homegrown high school football players have advocated for other stars to stay in-state. Kyle J. Andrews, baltimoresun.com, "McDonogh’s Trader commits to Maryland for lacrosse and football," 15 Nov. 2019 The Earthquakes’ emphasis on young, homegrown players reflects the long-term visions of their head coach and general manager. Nick Eilerson, SFChronicle.com, "Earthquakes sign 14-year-old keeper, youngest homegrown player in MLS history," 11 Nov. 2019 The plan of gradually breaking in homegrown players has produced an MVP candidate in Cody Bellinger and a frontline starter in Walker Buehler. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Dodgers must be bold in acquiring players necessary to win a World Series," 11 Oct. 2019 Orlando City has improved in a variety of individual areas — cutting its goals against by almost 40% and kickstarting the careers of homegrown players Benji Michel and Santiago Patiño. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City coach James O’Connor looks to temper frustration during final week of regular season," 3 Oct. 2019 The struggle has been in changing the two-strike approach, both physically and mentally, of many homegrown players. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres K more than ever, more than most," 25 Sep. 2019 For many Britons, being ruled by a homegrown DJT is a deeply unappealing outcome. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "No, Boris Johnson isn’t the UK’s Donald Trump," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of homegrown

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Dec 2019

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“Homegrown.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homegrown. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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