Grocer

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Grocer

a trader who deals in tea, sugar, spices, coffee, fruits, and various other commodities.

(Science: medicine) Grocer's itch, a disease of the akin, caused by handling sugar and treacle.

Origin: 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.