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.
Recent Examples on the Web No matter the level of competition, Cincinnatians have always taken pride in homegrown talent. Brendan Connelly, The Enquirer, 18 June 2022 The Boston Celtics have plenty of homegrown talent, but none have gained national notoriety on this playoff run like Jayson Tatum’s son, Deuce. Cale Clinton, USA TODAY, 15 June 2022 Boston Calling audience is primed to hear perhaps the most authentic soundtrack the city has ever produced, as an array of homegrown talent populates the bill of the three-day festival that opens Friday. Brendan Mcguirk, BostonGlobe.com, 26 May 2022 The contest is a way for each country to get bragging rights for its homegrown musical talent. Antonia Mufarech, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 May 2022 Deradicalization efforts to address the increasingly diverse population of homegrown terrorists could include psychological counseling and restorative justice. Colleen Murphy, The Conversation, 30 Aug. 2021 China quickly developed its own homegrown vaccines but an early priority was to vaccinate people of working age to get the economy going again. Natasha Khan, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2022 The shares have been on a steep decline since Beijing launched a sweeping crackdown on some of its biggest homegrown tech companies. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 27 May 2022 Thomas Williams, a 17-year-old homegrown player and academy product, made his MLS debut for Orlando on Saturday after entering during stoppage time for Michel. Mike Gramajo, Orlando Sentinel, 16 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of homegrown

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Homegrown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homegrown. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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