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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to make things grow: as, it's a fine growsome morning; it's nice growsome weather.

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  • (adjective) - (1) Ugly, frightful. In North Yorkshire growsome refers to fine weather for the crops, but grewsome means ugly. --Robert Willan's List of Ancient Words of the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1814 (2) Of an animal, apt to grow; hence growsomeness. --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1901

    January 27, 2018