from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A retail store, usually located in a rural community, that sells a wide variety of merchandise.

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  • noun A store which sells a large variety of useful things, without specializing highly in any particular type of merchandise, and which is not departmentalized.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a retail store serving a sparsely populated region; usually stocked with a wide variety of merchandise


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