Meaning of “greengrocer” in the English Dictionary

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"greengrocer" in British English

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greengrocernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡriːŋ.ɡrəʊ.sər/ us /ˈɡriːŋ.ɡroʊ.sɚ/ mainly UK

a person who owns or works in a shop that sells fresh vegetables and fruit

also greengrocer's a shop in which fresh vegetables and fruit are sold


  • I got this fantastic pumpkin from the local greengrocer.
  • The greengrocer had some lovely local asparagus on sale today.

(Definition of “greengrocer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)