groceries

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grocery \Gro"cer*y\, noun; pl. {Groceries}. [F. grosserie wholesale. See {Grocer}.]

1. The commodities sold by grocers, as tea, coffee, spices, etc.; -- in the United States almost always in the plural form, in this sense.

A deal box . . . to carry groceries in. --Goldsmith.

The shops at which the best families of the neighborhood bought grocery and millinery. --Macaulay.

2. A retail grocer's shop or store. [U. S.]


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