Words related to grown

grow (v.)

Old English growan (of plants) "to flourish, increase, develop, get bigger" (class VII strong verb; past tense greow, past participle growen), from Proto-Germanic *gro- (source also of Old Norse groa "to grow" (of vegetation), Old Frisian groia, Dutch groeien, Old High German gruoen), from PIE root *ghre- "to grow, become green" (see grass). Applied in Middle English to human beings (c. 1300) and animals (early 15c.) and their parts, supplanting Old English weaxan (see wax (v.)) in the general sense of "to increase." Transitive sense "cause to grow" is from 1774. To grow on "gain in the estimation of" is from 1712.

Have you ever heard anything about God, Topsy? ... Do you know who made you?" "Nobody, as I knows on," said the child. ... "I spect I grow'd. Don't think nobody never made me." [Harriet B. Stowe, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," 1851]
full-grown (adj.)

1660s, from full (adj.) + grown (adj.).

ingrown (adj.)

also in-grown, 1660s, "native, innate," from in + grown. Of nails, "that has grown into the flesh," 1869 (in-growing in this sense is from 1847). Related: Ingrowth (1870).

overgrown (adj.)

late 14c., "covered with growth," past-participle adjective from overgrow "to cover, overspread (with foliage);" late 14c., overgrouen, see over- + grown, and compare Old English verb ofergrowan. Meaning "having grown too large, grown beyond the fit or natural size" is attested from late 15c.