Grocery Terms, Symbols

and Abbreviations

Here are the list of grocery terms and abbreviations as a tool to aid in saving at the grocery store. As well as helping you save money by using the grocery Price Verifier software.


Glossary of Food Terms

‘ = footleft blank on purpose
“ = inchld = load
+ = pluslg = large
asst = assorted (flavors or varieties)lt = liters(s)
btl = bottlemcg = microgram
boin = bone-inmed = medium
left blank on purposeME = Maine
bx = boxmg = milligram(s)
CA = Californiamm = millimeter(s)
cap = capsuleml = milliliter(s)
cartg = cartridge(s)mos = month(s)
cn = canMX = Mexico
cc = cubic centimeterNY = New York
choi = choice medium quality of beeforg = organic
cond = conditioneroz = ounce
ct = count, total numberpcs = piece(s)
disp = disposablept = pint(s)
ea = eachprem = premium
ec = enteric coated, easy on stomachprm = prime, highest of quality
farm = farm/human raised (not wild)pwd = powder
floz = fluid ounceqt = quart = 32oz
Froze = frozen sf = square foot = 144sqin
ft = foot = 12 inch = 12 linear inchshld = shelled
gal = gallon = 128ozskls = skinless
gm = gramsel = select, lowest quality of beef
grnd = grd = groundstd = standard or standard washer
left blank on purposetab = tablet
gtt = dropTbsp = Tablespoon
hd = heavy dutytsp = teaspoon
he = high efficiency washing machineThawed = previously frozen
left blank on purposeTX = Texas
left blank on purposeVA = Virginia
hlvs = halvesw = with
in = inchwild = caught or raised in the wild
J&J = Johnson & Johnsonwt = weight
kg = kilogramyrd = yard(s)
lb = pound = 16ozXL = extra large
1gal = 4qt = 128oz = 16cup = 8pt = 3.8lt⅓cup = 2⅔floz = 5⅓Tbsp = 16tsp = 79ml
¼ gal = 1qt = 4cup = 2pt = .94lt¼cup = 2floz = 4Tbsp = 12tsp = 59ml
⅛gal = ½qt = 2cup = 1pt = 16floz⅛cup = 1floz = 2Tbsp = 6tsp = 30ml
1cup = 8floz = 16Tbsp = 36tsp = 177ml1Tbsp = 3tsp = 15ml
½cup = 4floz = 8Tbsp = 24tsp = 118ml1tsp = 5ml
1liter = 33.81 fluid ounces 1ml = 1cc
1liter = 1000ml1in = 2.54cm
1liter = .2641gal2.2lb = 1kg (.9979kg actual wt)
1gal = 3.7854lt1gm = 1000mg
left blank on purpose1mcg = 1000mg


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If you want an even more in-depth understanding of grocery terms check out this USDA acronyms and abbreviations.


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