producer - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 2
    a person or company that grows food or makes goods to be sold

    The interests of producers and consumers may be in conflict.

    1. a.
      a country or region that produces a lot of something

      New Zealand’s growing reputation as a producer of wine

  2. 3
    biology a living thing such as a green plant that makes its own food from simple compounds that are inorganic (=not living) and is itself used as food by other living things