grocery

[groh-suh-ree, grohs-ree]
noun, plural groceries.
1.
Also called grocery store. a grocer's store.
2.
Usually, groceries;, especially British, grocery. food and other commodities sold by a grocer.
3.
the business of a grocer.
4.
Southwestern U.S.
a.
a saloon or bar.
b.
a liquor store.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English grocerie < Old French grosserie. See gross, -ery

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grocery (ˈɡrəʊsərɪ)
 
n , pl -ceries
the business or premises of a grocer

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