Grocery Gro"cer*y, n.; pl. {Groceries}. [F. grosserie wholesale. See {Grocer}.] 1. The commodities sold by grocers, as tea, coffee, spices, etc.; -- in the United States almost always in the plural form, in this sense. [1913 Webster]

A deal box . . . to carry groceries in. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

The shops at which the best families of the neighborhood bought grocery and millinery. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. A retail grocer's shop or store. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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