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A grown man or woman is one who is fully developed and mature, both physically and mentally.      adj   ADJ n  
Few women can understand a grown man's love of sport..., Dad, I'm a grown woman. I know what I'm doing.     

An animal or plant that is full-grown has reached its full adult size and stopped growing.      adj  
...a full-grown male orang-utan.     
grown-up        ( grown-ups    plural  )
The spelling grownup is also used. The syllable up is not stressed when it is a noun.     
1       n-count   A grown-up is an adult; used by or to children.   (=adult)  
Tell children to tell a grown-up if they're being bullied.     
2       adj   Someone who is grown-up is physically and mentally mature and no longer depends on their parents or another adult.  
I have grown-up children who're doing well.     
3       adj   If you say that someone is grown-up, you mean that they behave in an adult way, often when they are in fact still a child.  
usu v-link ADJ  
She's very grown-up.     
4       adj   Grown-up things seem suitable for or typical of adults.  

Her songs tackle grown-up subjects..., She talked in a grown-up manner.     
Home-grown fruit and vegetables have been grown in your garden, rather than on a farm, or in your country rather than abroad.      adj   usu ADJ n  
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a person whose diet consists principally, if not only, of locally grown or produced food
Ex: Having concerns about ecological issues I became a locavore even if I have to make concessions for staples such as coffee, tea, salt or sugar which are difficult to find close to home
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