A garden or an area of land to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees.
Other Word Forms of Orchard
Origin of Orchard
Old English ortgeard, a compound of ort, either from wyrt (“wort (plant)") or from Latin hortus (“garden"), and geard (see yard). Cognate with Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐍂𐍄𐌹𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌳𐍃 (aurtigards).
Middle English from Old English orceard alteration of ortgeard perhaps wyrt, wort plant wort1 geard yard gher-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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