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market garden

noun
1.
a garden or farm for growing vegetables to be shipped especially to local or nearby markets.
Compare truck farm.
2.
British, truck farm.
3.
(initial capital letters) Military. the Allied code name for the unsuccessful invasion of Holland by British and American airborne and infantry forces on September 17, 1944.
Origin of market garden
1805-1815
1805-15
Related forms
market gardener, noun
market gardening, noun
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  • One of the things the young women are very proud of is their market garden.

    From Slave to College President Godfrey Holden Pike
  • And Miss Doris has got a mother' (plain that Wark was again in the market garden).

    The Convert Elizabeth Robins
  • Everything considered, this is the Savoy, "par excellence," for the market garden.

  • They were not likely to stir from their strip of market garden on the plain—not till the time was up.

    Mr. Achilles Jennette Lee
  • "Why, sir, if you had been in Eden you 'd have made it a market garden," said the old man.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. Charles James Lever
  • The establishment included a dairy farm, a poultry farm, and a market garden.

    The Record of Nicholas Freydon A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
  • You know the sort of market garden rurality that about a dozen miles out of London offers—alternate bricks and cabbages.

    Max Carrados Ernest Bramah
  • Beyond the house, in that direction, lay lines of market garden—and beyond the garden the wide plain.

    Mr. Achilles Jennette Lee
  • Driven by an impulse of distaste for him and his house and market garden, I started to leave in secret.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • Oh, Ogden is a big collection of little houses and behind each house is a pretty little farm and market garden.

    The Crest of the Continent Ernest Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for market garden

market garden

noun
1.
(mainly Brit) an establishment where fruit and vegetables are grown for sale
Derived Forms
market gardener, noun
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