M. garden

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garden (ˈɡɑːdən)
 
n
1.  (Brit)
 a.  US and Canadian word: yard an area of land, usually planted with grass, trees, flowerbeds, etc, adjoining a house
 b.  (as modifier): a garden chair
2.  a.  an area of land used for the cultivation of ornamental plants, herbs, fruit, vegetables, trees, etc
 b.  (as modifier): garden tools Related: horticultural
3.  (often plural) such an area of land that is open to the public, sometimes part of a park: botanical gardens
4.  a.  a fertile and beautiful region
 b.  (as modifier): a garden paradise
5.  (modifier) provided with or surrounded by a garden or gardens: a garden flat
6.  informal lead a person up the garden path to mislead or deceive a person
 
adj
7.  informal common or garden ordinary; unexceptional
 
vb
8.  to work in, cultivate, or take care of (a garden, plot of land, etc)
 
Related: horticultural
 
[C14: from Old French gardin, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German gart enclosure; see yard² (sense 1)]
 
'gardenless
 
adj
 
'garden-like
 
adj

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garden
c.1300, from O.N.Fr. gardin, from V.L. hortus gardinus "enclosed garden," via Frank. *gardo, from P.Gmc. *gardon (cf. O.Fris. garda, O.H.G. garto, Ger. Garten "garden," O.E. geard "enclosure," see yard (1)). The verb is first attested in 1570s. Related: Gardened; gardening.
Garden variety in figurative sense first recorded 1928.
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