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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.
1555-65; grow + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • If you're seeking organic produce, ask the grower about her farming practices.
  • But a change in environment can turn a slow grower into a weed.
  • They can follow up with the grower and the supply chain.
  • The authorities may find one or two-a loss anticipated in the grower's business plan-without being able to trace ownership.
  • For example, low temperatures may produce a tougher animal, or high temperatures a fast grower.
  • grower decisions to use repeated applications of particular herbicides have led to the evolution of resistant weeds.
  • Look into the practices of the specific grower if this is important to you.
  • After a light lunch, enjoy a presentation by a grower about wine-making methods.
  • As an unpaid grower or cash seller of poultry, you may fi le the necessary written complaint with the court.
  • After harvest, fresh produce is handled and packed either by a shipper or grower-shipper.
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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