from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Raised or grown at home.
  • adj. Originating in or characteristic of a locality: "Rock is homegrown music in the United States, evolved from blues and country and Tin Pan Alley” ( Jon Pareles).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Grown at home.
  • adj. Created or constructed in an informal or amateur manner; done without formal assistance, as from a business, organization, or professional.
  • adj. Raised or brought up in one's own country.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. grown or produced at home or in a specific locality; -- of plants or animals.
  • adj. Originating in a particular place or region; ; -- applied broadly, to people (especially people with specific skills), products of manufacture, etc.

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

  • adj. grown or originating in a particular place


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From home + grown (past participle of grow).


  • China is calling for the international community to help fight what it calls a homegrown terrorist problem in mostly Muslim Xinjiang.

    China Seeks Outside Help Against Uighur Separatists

  • But to then think that somebody in Canada or in the United States, or what we call the homegrown terrorist, can actually grow up amongst us, and is one of us, is a citizen of our country, and actually buy into this perverted ideology and attack us is something that we just -- we're still trying to grapple with it.

    CNN Transcript Dec 12, 2009

  • Janet Napolitano says America needs to watch for what she calls homegrown, radicalized extremism.

    CNN Transcript Jul 29, 2009

  • PHELPS: And we have certainly had a-- first of all, black Catholics include not just what I call a homegrown African-American, but it includes the immigration of Africans from the continent, immigrations from the Caribbean and Latin America.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008

  • Kennedy began his crusades against what he called "homegrown racial terrorists" during World War II after he was deemed unworthy for military service because of a back injury.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • 3 HOMEGROWN TERRORISM—The term homegrown terrorism means the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.

    Sauce for the goose

  • At a recent Senate hearing, Michael Leiter, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, said the United States was experiencing a "spike in homegrown violent extremist activity," some of it involving individuals who were radicalized over the Internet.

    Feds arrest N.Va. man in D.C. Metro bomb plot

  • We see an America where we invest in homegrown innovation and ingenuity, where we export more goods so we create more jobs here at home, where we make it easier to start a business or patent an invention.

    Obama rallies thousands for freshman Perriello

  • Would you call homegrown militias mounting a defense "patriots" or would you call them "terrorists"?

    David Sirota: The Predictable and Inevitable Blowback

  • I don't think, again, we can be definitive about whether this is a plot that was directed from Al Qaida central, so to speak, or whether it reflects what we sometimes call homegrown terrorism.

    CNN Transcript Jul 1, 2007


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