Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old North French
Origin: , probably from Vulgar Latin (hortus) gardinus 'enclosed (garden)'


1 noun
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1 [countable] British EnglishDLG the area of land next to a house, where there are flowers, grass, and other plants, and often a place for people to sit [= yard American English]
He's outside in the garden.
Grace brought us some flowers from her garden.
back/front garden (=at the back or the front of the house)
2 [countable] American English a part of the area next to a house, which has plants and flowers in it
vegetable/herb/rose garden
The house has a beautiful herb garden.


[plural]DLG a large area of land where plants and flowers are grown so that the public can go and see them:


British EnglishTTR used in the name of streets:
211 Roland Gardens
kitchen garden, market garden

➔ lead somebody up the garden path

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WORD FOCUS: garden WORD FOCUS: garden
parts of a garden: lawn, flowerbed, hedge, patio, rockery, pond, greenhouse, compost heap, kitchen garden

things you do in the garden: cut the grass/mow the lawn, weed the flowerbeds, sow seeds, plant flowers/bushes/trees, water the plants, cut back/prune roses and other bushes, trim the hedge

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