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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grocer  \Gro"cer\,  n.  [Formerly  written  grosser,  orig.,  one  who 
  sells  by  the  gross,  or  deals  by  wholesale,  fr  F.  grossier, 
  marchand  grossier,  fr  gros  large  great.  See  {Gross}.] 
  A  trader  who  deals  in  tea,  sugar,  spices,  coffee,  fruits,  and 
  various  other  commodities. 
 
  {Grocer's  itch}  (Med.),  a  disease  of  the  skin,  caused  by 
  handling  sugar  and  treacle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grocer 
  n  :  a  merchant  who  sells  foodstuffs  (and  some  household 
  supplies) 




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