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Definition of GARDEN

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Garden \Gar"den\ (g[aum]r"d'n; 277), n. [OE. gardin, OF. gardin, jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G. garten; akin to AS. geard. See {Yard} an inclosure.]
     1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables. [1913 Webster]

     2. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country. [1913 Webster]

              I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy,
              The pleasant garden of great Italy.   --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse. [1913 Webster]

     {Garden balsam}, an ornamental plant ({Impatiens Balsamina}).


     {Garden engine}, a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering gardens.

     {Garden glass}.
        (a) A bell glass for covering plants.
        (b) A globe of dark-colored glass, mounted on a pedestal, to reflect surrounding objects; -- much used as an ornament in gardens in Germany.

     {Garden house}
        (a) A summer house. --Beau. & Fl.
        (b) A privy. [Southern U.S.]

     {Garden husbandry}, the raising on a small scale of seeds, fruits, vegetables, etc., for sale.

     {Garden mold} or {Garden mould}, rich, mellow earth which is fit for a garden. --Mortimer.

     {Garden nail}, a cast nail, used for fastening vines to brick walls. --Knight.

     {Garden net}, a net for covering fruits trees, vines, etc., to protect them from birds.

     {Garden party}, a social party held out of doors, within the grounds or garden attached to a private residence.

     {Garden plot}, a plot appropriated to a garden.

     {Garden pot}, a watering pot.

     {Garden pump}, a garden engine; a barrow pump.

     {Garden shears}, large shears, for clipping trees and hedges, pruning, etc.

     {Garden spider}, (Zool.), the diadem spider ({Epeira diadema}), common in gardens, both in Europe and America. It spins a geometrical web. See {Geometric spider}, and {Spider web}.

     {Garden stand}, a stand for flower pots.

     {Garden stuff}, vegetables raised in a garden. [Colloq.]

     {Garden syringe}, a syringe for watering plants, sprinkling them with solutions for destroying insects, etc.

     {Garden truck}, vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]


     {Garden ware}, garden truck. [Obs.] --Mortimer.

     {Bear garden}, {Botanic garden}, etc. See under {Bear}, etc.


     {Hanging garden}. See under {Hanging}.

     {Kitchen garden}, a garden where vegetables are cultivated for household use.

     {Market garden}, a piece of ground where vegetable are cultivated to be sold in the markets for table use. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Garden \Gar"den\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gardened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gardening}.] To lay out or cultivate a garden; to labor in a garden; to practice horticulture. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Garden \Gar"den\, v. t.
     To cultivate as a garden.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

125 Moby Thesaurus words for "garden":
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