Middle English from Old English orceardalteration ofortgeardperhapswyrt, wortplantwort1geardyardgher-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old English ortgeard, a compound of ort, either from wyrt (“wort (plant)") or from Latinhortus (“garden"), and geard (see yard). Cognate with Gothic ðŒ°ðŒ¿ð‚ð„ðŒ¹ðŒ²ðŒ°ð‚ðŒ³ðƒ (aurtigards).
Orchard Sentence Examples
No one was in the orchard but her.
He trotted back towards the orchard, pensive.
Apples, cherries and pears are the principal orchard fruits.
Fire still raged at one end of the orchard, filling the air above the trees with black smoke.
The Other sailed across the orchard and slammed into the hillside and through it.