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noun (groceri, es)
  1. retail, Retail foodstuffs and other household supplies.
    • 1776: s:Adam Smith, Adam Smith, s:The Wealth of Nations/Book I/Chapter 10, The Wealth of Nations
    • :Where ten thousand pounds can be employed in the trade, the wages of the grocer's labour make but a very trifling addition...
      1. A shop or store that sells groceries; a grocery store.
    • 1854: s:Henry David Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau, s:Walden/Chapter_VIII, Walden
    • :I observed that the vitals of the village were the , the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank...
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kruidenier
  • French: épicerie
  • German: Lebensmittelhandlung , Greiíčlerei
  • Spanish: abarroterí­a (italbrac, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama), abasto (italbrac, Venezuela), almacén (italbrac, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay), bodega (italbrac, Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Venezuela), colmado (italbrac, originally Spain - now especially Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico), pulperí­a (italbrac, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua), tienda de abarrotes (italbrac, Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru), tienda de barrio (italbrac, Bolivia) , tienda de ultramarinos (italbrac, Spain), trucha (italbrac, Northern Honduras)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, retail foodstuffs and other household supplies)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From French grosserie, "wholesale".


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