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Definition of produce noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

BrE BrE//ˈprɒdjuːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːduːs//
 
, NAmE//ˈproʊduːs//
 
[uncountable] things that have been made or grown, especially things connected with farming farm produce The shop sells only fresh local produce. It says on the label ‘Produce of France’. See related entries: Growing crops
Word Familyproduce verbproducer nounproduction nounproductive adjective (unproductive)productively adverbproduct nounproduce noun Word Origin late Middle English (in sense 5 of the verb): from Latin producere, from pro- ‘forward’ + ducere ‘to lead’. Current noun senses date from the late 17th cent.Extra examples I’m eating more fresh produce than ever. There was limited access to quality produce. fresh farm produce We sell only fresh local produce.
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