Definitions

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  • n. The trade of a greengrocer.
  • n. A greengrocer's shop.

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  • n. groceries sold by a greengrocer
  • n. a greengrocer's grocery store

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Examples

  • He was already known for his innovation, especially for his popular "greengrocery", using rich green and yellow glazes on pots in the shape of cauliflowers and pineapples, artichokes and melons.

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  • Backdrops like scene changes in a theatre of greengrocery.

    Market Forces

  • But when its owners sued All American Cash Register and TEC America Corp. last July over the glitch, the greengrocery fired the first shot in what some are predicting will be a protracted -- and costly -- legal war over the so-called Year 2000 Bug.

    Beyond The Year 2000 Bug: A New Wave Of Lawsuits

  • There is also the full range of greengrocery items.

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  • There was a van came on Tuesdays selling fish and greengrocery.

    A Place of Execution

  • Nevertheless, it is still a significant fact that while many of the butchers 'establishments possess quite an attractive and inviting appearance, on the contrary those devoted to the sale of greengrocery are represented by dingy-looking places, and by a collection of faded vegetables which seem always to be apologising for being on view at all.

    The Art of Living in Australia ; together with three hundred Australian cookery recipes and accessory kitchen information by Mrs. H. Wicken

  • The first thing that struck my eye on approaching was the unusual appearance of the Wattles's greengrocery shop.

    A Girl Among the Anarchists

  • He devoured books, and the printed leaves became as necessary to his existence as the cabbage-leaves to the caterpillars which at times made their not welcome appearance in the abjured greengrocery.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • As I went homeward through the maze of dirty streets towards where my garret was situated, I had to pass through one where the outside pavement stalls were always heaped up upon either side of the way with every imaginable thing from greengrocery and scrap-iron to old prints and china-ware.

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  • _Phoebe-Louisa_ married him partly because she wanted a man to help in her greengrocery; but what charm he had for her soon waned, and she smote hard when she caught him philandering with _Beausire Fillery_.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, November 28, 1917

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