vine-yard

vineyard

[vin-yerd]
noun
1.
a plantation of grapevines, especially one producing grapes for winemaking.
2.
a sphere of activity, especially on a high spiritual plane.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English (see vine, yard2); replacing win(e)yard, Old English wīngeard

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vineyard (ˈvɪnjəd)
 
n
a plantation of grapevines, esp where wine grapes are produced
 
[Old English wīngeard; see vine, yard²; related to Old High German wīngart, Old Norse vingarthr]
 
'vineyardist
 
n

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vineyard
c.1300, replacing O.E. wingeard, from vine + yard. Cf. Ger. weingarten.
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