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 akin, caused by handling sugar and treacle.
© Webster 1913.