From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grocer \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 foods such as meats, dairy products,
   produce, tea, sugar, spices, coffee, fruits, and various
   other commodities.
   [1913 Webster]

   Grocer's itch (Med.), a disease of the skin, caused by
      handling sugar and treacle.
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