homegrown

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From home + grown (past participle of grow).

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homegrown

  1. Grown at home.
    Each spring they planted a garden and each summer they enjoyed homegrown vegetables.
  2. Created or constructed in an informal or amateur manner; done without formal assistance, as from a business, organization, or professional.
    The design, though homegrown, was robust and well planned.
  3. Raised or brought up in one's own country.
    • 2012, August 1. Owen Gibson in Guardian Unlimited, London 2012: rowers Glover and Stanning win Team GB's first gold medal
      One had never stepped in a rowing boat until 2008, the other will return to serve in the Royal Artillery in September. But Glover and Stanning will now go down in the record books as the first homegrown gold medallists of the London 2012 Olympics.

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