Definition of Orchard

1. Noun. Garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth.

Exact synonyms: Grove, Plantation, Woodlet
Specialized synonyms: Apple Orchard, Lemon Grove, Orange Grove, Peach Orchard
Generic synonyms: Garden

Definition of Orchard

1. n. A garden.

Definition of Orchard

1. Noun. A garden or an area of land to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees. ¹

2. Noun. The trees themselves cultivated in such an area. ¹

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Definition of Orchard

1. an area for the cultivation of fruit trees [n -S]

Medical Definition of Orchard

1. 1. A garden. 2. An inclosure containing fruit trees; also, the fruit trees, collectively; used especially of apples, peaches, pears, cherries, plums, or the like, less frequently of nutbearing trees and of sugar maple trees. Orchard grass, a bright-coloured American oriole (Icterus spurius), which frequents orchards. It is smaller and darker thah the Baltimore oriole. Origin: AS. Ortgeard, wyrtgeard, lit, wortyard, i. E, a yard for herbs; wyrt herb + geard yard. See Wort, Yard inclosure. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orchard

orchard (current term)
orchard apple tree
orchard heater
orchard heaters
orchard oriole

Literary usage of Orchard

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1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1897)
"In case the orchard becomes exhausted, what you want to do to buildup such an ... If you fertilize, your orchard will be built up, and your trees made ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1894)
"This orchard, which consists of orange and lemon trees, was very dirty with the ... One half mile west of Mr. Hemenway's orchard is the citrus orchard of CK ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"It is not sufficient that the orchard be on land that is higher than its immediate ... The site of the orchard should also be readily accessible, ..."

4. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1896)
"I am upon my own place every two or three years setting an orchard, for I believe ... I began two years ago to set an orchard, but found I was not ready, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The title of 'The Cherry orchard' has a double meaning: It refers both to the actual orchard on the destruction of which hinges the plot of the play, ..."

6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"Upon cooling, it becomes very hard, and reduces the capacity of the pot for future fillings. The best oil for orchard-heating purposes is one of ..."

7. Productive Orcharding: Modern Methods of Growing and Marketing Fruit by Fred Coleman Sears (1914)
"That is one advantage which the large orchard has over the small one. With only a few acres of orchard to care for the owner feels as though he ought to get ..."

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