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Meaning of ORCHARD

Pronunciation:  'orchurd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth

ORCHARD is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: grove, plantation, woodlet
 See Also: apple orchard, garden, lemon grove, orange grove, peach orchard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Or"chard\, n. [AS. ortgeard, wyrtgeard, lit., wortyard,
i. e., a yard for herbs; wyrt herb + geard yard. See {Wort},
{Yard} inclosure.]
1. A garden. [Obs.]

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} (Bot.), a tall coarse grass ({Dactylis
   glomerata}), introduced into the United States from
   Europe. It grows usually in shady places, and is of value
   for forage and hay.

{Orchard house} (Hort.), a glazed structure in which fruit
   trees are reared in pots.

{Orchard oriole} (Zool.), a bright-colored American oriole
   ({Icterus spurius}), which frequents orchards. It is
   smaller and darker thah the Baltimore oriole.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of passing through a blossoming orchard means a happy home life, longevity, faithfulness, and loyalty. Seeing a storm-swept or barren orchard means unwelcome guests or duties or lost opportunities.
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