Is there a name for a store that mainly sells nuts and seeds? Like this one:

Nut shop

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    Maybe a nuthouse? – Cascabel Jun 22 '17 at 18:44
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    @Cascabel "Nuthouse: a home or hospital for people with mental illnesses." – Laurel Jun 22 '17 at 18:46
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    I think it's just called a nut shop. That actual business is called "The Nut Shop" lol – Hank Jun 22 '17 at 19:02
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    If it also sold bolts I would call it a hardware store. (Just kidding). :-) – MikeJRamsey56 Jun 22 '17 at 19:07
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    @Laurel Hence Cascabel's not using an 'answer'. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 22 '17 at 20:16

The word nuttery is defined as:

: a place where nut trees grow; also : a place for storing nuts.

So, a "store" for nuts is a nuttery.

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    Now, in the words of Shakespeare, "Get thee to a nuttery, go!" – AffableAmbler Jun 22 '17 at 20:38
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    You're erroneously using amphiboly. A store as a storage place is not at the same thing as a store where things are sold. – Mitch Jun 22 '17 at 22:42
  • @Mitch you have to store the nuts in order to sell them don't you? – AffableAmbler Jun 22 '17 at 23:41
  • I think it's kind of a false dichotomy. If you look up the word "store" in M-W it's defined as "a business establishment where usually diversified goods are kept for retail sale." It specifically says where goods are kept. That's exactly what the OP is referring to. – AffableAmbler Jun 23 '17 at 0:18
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    It's worth keeping in mind that there is quite some degree of difference in the use of 'store' between British and American English. Almost any sales outlet can be a store in American, while in British 'shop' is the usual word, with 'store' typically being reserved for very large shops, especially warehouse-like one such as DIY stores. Consequently, the primary meaning of 'store' when encountered out of context would be 'shop' for an American but probably the warehouse meaning for a Brit. – Daniel Austin Jul 31 '17 at 23:30

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