• WordNet 3.6
    • n grower someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine
    • n Grower One who grows or produces; as, a grower of corn; also, that which grows or increases; as, a vine may be a rank or a slow grower .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Canadian government legalized marijuana for medicinal use in 1999. After discovering a shortage of local growers they began to import the dope from Mississippi.
    • n grower One who or that which grows or increases.
    • n grower One who grows, raises, or produces; a cultivator or producer: as, a hop-grower; a cattle-grower.
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  • E. J. Hobsbawm
    E. J. Hobsbawm
    “Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market.”


In literature:

I smile at Algerian wine growers and say, 'Ha!
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
A man may be an excellent wheat raiser and a poor potato grower, and the reverse.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
And another important class of agriculturists, the beetroot growers and sugar-producers, were not to be trifled with either.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
In distributing the material in the beds, the methods of packing it vary according to the wishes or experience of the grower.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Prices are certainly higher during the off-season, but growers would be well satisfied to get 1s.
"Fruits of Queensland" by Albert Benson
Ruggles was now somewhat over sixty, and was an agent in the town for country wool-growers.
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
You are a poor wheat-grower, and too much of those bright eyes is not good for you.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
The leaf is untwisted from the form into which it is fashioned by the grower, spread out and dampened.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
Our best growers all use German potash salts, or Kainit, about 13 per cent.
"The Cauliflower" by A. A. Crozier
Sends his schooner up the river while he puts off in that there lugger and pretends to be a injyrubber grower.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

O, I see life is not short, but immeasurably long;
I henceforth tread the world, chaste, temperate, an early riser, a
steady grower,
Every hour the semen of centuries—and still of centuries.
"Myself And Mine" by Walt Whitman
Every sober clam below her,
Every sage and grave pearl-grower,
Shut his rusty valves the tighter;
Crow called to crow complaining,
And old tortoises sat craning
Their leathern necks to sight her.
"Voyage of the Jettie" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ah! Ceres, thou know'st not the slander and scorn
Now heap'd upon England's 'Squirearchy, so boasted;
Improving on Hunt, 'tis no longer the Corn,
'Tis the growers of Corn that are now, alas! roasted.
"Ode to the Goddess Ceres" by Thomas Moore

In news:

Tips For Growers On A Quest For High-Yield Soybeans.
A BASF technical service rep presents several key points that soybean growers should keep in mind this season.
Many high-yield ing growers across the Midwest have mastered the art of corn production.
Woodyard shares his total management approach for corn growers.
Corn growers across the country are looking for ways to increase yield potential, especially given recent strong, yet volatile, commodity prices.
A Genuity/Roundup Ready 2 Yield platform from Monsanto with high-yield management practices offers growers substantial yield increases in soybeans.
As a South African and spring bulb grower, I have found that what looks the prettiest in the product catalogs may not be the smartest.
A metro township will likely repeal an ordinance that imposed restrictions on vegetable growers in the area.
Growers are now gathering horseradish across the state.
Growers say the California horseradish crop will help fill a void in supply as growers in the Midwest deal with drought.
The Washington State Hort Association's annual meeting will focus on how to sustain the growers.
Growers Supply is a leading manufacturer of greenhouses, high tunnels, and hydroponic systems, offering design-build solutions for the horticulture industry.
Growers Supply is an expert in the field and can provide planning, design, startup and operation training.
Photo special to the Town Crier The Holborn Herb Growers Guild's Annual Plant Sale runs 9 am to 3 pm Saturday, May 12 at Boarman Park's Ex-Servicemen's Pavilion.
WOONSOCKET — When his friend first proposed they go into business together providing gardening supplies for medical marijuana growers, Jeff Paige had cold feet.

In science:

It is anticipated that several crystal growers and vendors will potentially be able to provide this type of detector.
The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment
Until roughly the mid-90s, this created a very interesting synergy between crystal growers and expert neutron scatterers.
Crystals for neutron scattering studies of quantum magnetism
Crystal growers nowadays can run their own neutron experiments, while the neutron scattering experts serve them as hosts and local contacts.
Crystals for neutron scattering studies of quantum magnetism
Techniques like the dc conductivity, ab–plane transport and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) place less onerous demands on the crystal growers and have consequently been been applied with success to a larger number of high temperature superconducting (HTSC) systems.
The pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors: an experimental survey