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[groh-er] /ˈgroʊ ər/
a person who grows something:
He is a grower of flowers and vegetables.
a person or thing that grows in a certain way:
This plant is a quick grower.
Origin of grower
1555-65; grow + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After he got through he went back to grower, examined his wound, and told him that he could only live a few hours.

  • This should not discourage the grower or cause him to uproot his trees.

  • The grower of roasters and capons will probably want to market his own product.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • The grower would better not attempt the making of nursery trees.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
  • Thirty years ago these grapes, ripe in January, were sold by the grower at 20s.

    The Conquest of Bread Peter Kropotkin
British Dictionary definitions for grower


a person who grows plants: a vegetable grower
a plant that grows in a specified way: a fast grower
a piece of music that is initially unimpressive but becomes more enjoyable after further hearings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for grower

"one who produces," mid-15c., agent noun from grow.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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