Meaning of home-grown in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhəʊmˈɡrəʊn/


  • 1Grown or produced in one's own garden or country.

    ‘With a little time and effort, but with very little cost, they can fill their gardens with home-grown plants.’
    • ‘Grown under cover, early rhubarb is one of the only fresh home-grown fruit available at the moment.’
    • ‘Not only is the produce home-made, most is home-grown as well, coming straight from husband George's allotment a field away.’
    • ‘It started out as a means of giving ex-servicemen and women a market place for their surplus home-made and home-grown produce.’
    • ‘The business involved supplying local villages with home-grown produce, coming as far as the northern outskirts of York.’
    • ‘There is no sign of a supermarket in the villages which dot the land, but home-grown vegetables are pulled directly from the kitchen garden.’
    • ‘Once again, consider swapping some of your home-grown veggies with produce from a neighbour's garden.’
    • ‘The restaurant in this small hotel uses home-grown organic vegetables and herbs, local seafood and organic meats.’
    • ‘Kale is also in season this month and home-grown produce can be found at local greengrocers and supermarkets.’
    • ‘The positive virtues are those of many a New England area: clear air, swimmable sea, home-grown tomatoes.’
    • ‘My home-grown strawberries taste delicious - particularly when left to become so over-ripe that they drip with juice.’
    home-made, home-grown, locally produced, family, local
    1. 1.1Belonging to one's own particular locality or country.
      ‘home-grown talent’
      • ‘International artists will be lined up alongside home-grown talent from across the UK and Bradford itself.’
      • ‘His thorough knowledge of the First Division club's grass roots has been invaluable at a time when there is no option but to rely upon home-grown talent.’
      • ‘The firm is one of those that could help to establish the city as the country's second media capital and stop home-grown talent from moving to London.’
      • ‘Who needs big names when we have home-grown talent like this?’
      • ‘Affectionately named after their town, this home-grown talent are on the brink of releasing their debut album.’
      • ‘London is also a world centre for fashion and design, combining home-grown talent with an ability to harness the best ideas from abroad.’
      • ‘But experts think British universities should be paying more attention to nurturing home-grown talent.’
      • ‘That having been said, there is something particularly satisfying about watching a home-grown firm grow and expand.’
      • ‘Gone too are the small home-grown family farms and their associated income.’
      • ‘He explained that in order to sustain local economies there needs to be a greater reliance on home-grown industry.’
      • ‘That first year there was a Sunday afternoon parade, two band performances, some novelty events and a home-grown drumming band.’
      • ‘It's always incredibly satisfying to see a home-grown player make it big in the first team and Rovers' record in that respect compares with most in the country.’
      • ‘The meal was followed by home-grown entertainment.’
      • ‘And because of the international aspect of the other games, the home-grown game finds itself at a disadvantage.’
      • ‘A south Lakeland carpet manufacturer has high hopes that its latest flagship range will be a home-grown success story in more ways than one.’
      • ‘They say the real reason for the UK slowdown is a failure to tackle home-grown factors such as the house price boom and runaway consumer spending.’
      • ‘But you, a home-grown Minnesota boy, weren't cut out for that New York scene for long.’
      • ‘But keep your wits about you and your binoculars close at hand, for none of these birds is as accommodating as our own home-grown varieties.’
      • ‘No fewer than five of these players are home-grown.’
      • ‘October was the time when home-grown entertainment became most needed, when the long evenings pressed against the windows, dark and misty.’