home·​grown | \ˈhōm-ˈgrōn \

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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Security, data protection and cyberspying are big drivers of both countries’ efforts to help homegrown companies and shut out foreign rivals. New York Times, "Huawei’s New Front in the Global Technology Cold War: Australia," 19 June 2018 But residents who live near the development site, many of whom are ex-military and have lived there for decades, worry that the project will create too much density among the area’s humble ranch-style houses and its homegrown retail businesses. Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, "Veterans community planned on Southeast Side raises concerns," 15 June 2018 Everyday Music With two Portland locations and a few more spread across Oregon and Washington, Everyday Music is the Pacific Northwest's largest homegrown music chain. The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "10 great record stores in Portland," 20 Apr. 2018 But in August in Barcelona, a young, homegrown Muslim terrorist drove a van on Las Ramblas, crushing pedestrians, killing 14 and wounding more than 80. New York Times, "In Spain, Searching for Ancestors, Dry Wine and Calm Seas," 16 Jan. 2018 As to be expected, the biggest market for British acts remains the United Kingdom itself, where just under half (48 percent) of album sales were from homegrown acts. Richard Smirke, Billboard, "Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Help Boost British Music Exports," 8 June 2018 Eight of the 10 aforementioned moneymakers, and Prescott too, are homegrown. Albert Breer, SI.com, "Everybody Wants to Talk to Lincoln Riley," 25 June 2018 East of The Paseo, homegrown H&R Block seems to dominate. Mark Davis, kansascity, "Is Kansas City an H&R Block town? Interactive map compares it with TurboTax | The Kansas City Star," 9 Apr. 2018 Tsiolkovsky's homegrown narrative and Soviet-centric ideology were perfect fodder for a new government looking to emphasize national pride. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "How a Russian Scientist's Sci-Fi Genius Made Sputnik Possible," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of homegrown

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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