Definition of dry goods in English:

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  • 1Solid commodities traded in bulk, such as tea, sugar, and grain.
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    • A Baltimore merchant, he opened a merchant house in London in 1838, trading in dry goods.
    • Flour, sugar, rice and other dry goods and plain biscuits were weighed out into brown paper bags.
    • On board are all the soft drinks, dry goods, goats and chickens, vegetables and building materials that are needed on the islands, and the mail of course.
  • 2North American Drapery and haberdashery.
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    • Thompson, whose ambivalence about Plummer continued to deepen, had at last received his missing cargo of dry goods and opened his store in Bannack.
    • It is a departmentalized retail institution offering a large variety of hard and soft goods, including home furnishings, household linens and dry goods, and apparel and accessories for men, women and children.
    • ‘Oh Mercedes,’ Izzy was saying, ‘I saw the most adorable bonnet in the dry goods store and I wanted you to tell me what you think of it!’

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