greengrocery

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Etymology[edit]

greengrocer +‎ -y, alternatively blend of greengrocer and grocery.

Noun[edit]

greengrocery (plural greengroceries)

  1. (uncountable) The trade of a greengrocer.
    • 1925, Theodor Cassau, J F Mills, The Consumers' Co-operative Movement in Germany
      Where greengrocery is concerned there is a distinction between the sale in the shops or in special greengrocery shops...
  2. (countable) A greengrocer's shop.
    • 2004, Patrick McGilligan, Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light
      When William was twenty-four and Emma was twenty-three, they were married and took over a greengrocery in Stratford.

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