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[awr-cher-dist] /ˈɔr tʃər dɪst/
a person who owns, manages, or cultivates an orchard.
Origin of orchardist
1785-95; orchard + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This makes me think that there are a few things that the orchardist will have to do before he will get the fullest results.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • The orchardist should not be assessed on his fruit-trees and pay the penalty for being energetic and a pusher in horticulture.

    The Apple Various
  • Where a vinegar factory is established, however, it gives to the orchardist a means to dispose of his cull apples.

  • How does this conservation of moisture aid the farmer and orchardist?

  • This order contains many insects that are injurious to the nurseryman, to the orchardist, and to the gardener.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder
  • The more thoroughly the preparation of the soil, the greater will be the success of the orchardist.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder
  • The orchardist makes Nature herself "commend the ingredients of the poisoned chalice" to the lips of her destroying creatures.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • His father was, and he himself is, an orchardist and fruit grower.

  • While, of course, requiring plenty of laborers, the orchardist did not need the sons in the management of his farm.

  • Though a good apple it is one more deserving the attention of the orchardist than the fruit gardener.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg

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