Embden groats, crushed oats.

(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.

(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.

A deal box . . . to carry groceries in.

The shops at which the best families of the neighborhood bought grocery and millinery.

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

(Grog) n. [So named from "Old Grog" a nickname given to Admiral Vernon, in allusion to his wearing a grogram cloak in foul weather. He is said to have been the first to dilute the rum of the sailors ] A mixture of spirit and water not sweetened; hence, any intoxicating liquor.

Grog blossom, a redness on the nose or face of persons who drink ardent spirits to excess. [Collog.]

(Groan), n. A low, moaning sound; usually, a deep, mournful sound uttered in pain or great distress; sometimes, an expression of strong disapprobation; as, the remark was received with groans.

Such groans of roaring wind and rain.

The wretched animal heaved forth such groans.

(Groan"ful) a. Agonizing; sad. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Groat) n. [LG. grote, orig., great, that is, a great piece of coin, larger than other coins in former use. See Great.]

1. An old English silver coin, equal to four pence.

2. Any small sum of money.

(Groats) n. pl. [OE. grot, AS. gratan; akin to Icel. grautr porridge, and to E. gritt, grout. See Grout.] Dried grain, as oats or wheat, hulled and broken or crushed; in high milling, cracked fragments of wheat larger than grits.

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