- (RP) IPA: /ˈɡɹəʊsəɹi/
- (GenAm) IPA: /ˈɡɹoʊsəɹi/, IPA: /ˈɡɹoʊsɹi/, IPA: /ˈɡɹoʊʃɹi/
- Usually groceries; retail foodstuffs and other household supplies.
- 1776: Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
- Where ten thousand pounds can be employed in the grocery trade, the wages of the grocer's labour make but a very trifling addition...
- 1850, Thomas Carlyle, Latter-Day Pamphlets, The present time
- Did not cotton spin itself, beef grow, and groceries and spiceries come in from the East and the West, quite comfortably by the side of shams?
- A grocery is a shop or store that sells groceries.
- 1854: Henry David Thoreau, Walden
- I observed that the vitals of the village were the grocery, the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank...