Orchard meaning

ôrchərd
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The definition of an orchard is an area of land where fruit or nut trees are grown.

Five acres of apple trees is an example of an orchard.

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An area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit trees or nut trees.
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An area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees.
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The trees cultivated in such an area.
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Such a stand of trees.
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A garden or an area of land to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees.
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The trees themselves cultivated in such an area.
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Origin of orchard

  • 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

  • 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).

    From Wiktionary