greengrocer

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Etymology[edit]

green +‎ grocer

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹinˌɡɹəʊs.ə(ɹ)/
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Noun[edit]

greengrocer (plural greengrocers)

  1. (chiefly Britain, Australia) A person who sells fresh vegetables and fruit, normally from a relatively small shop.
  2. A common green cicada, Cyclochila australasiae, of eastern Australia.

Usage notes[edit]

Greengrocer is not used in North America and is not likely to be understood.

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