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winter garden

an outdoor garden maintained during the winter with hardy plants.
a conservatory devoted to the cultivation of winter-blooming plants.
Origin of winter garden
1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then voices, quick, light footsteps—someone else had discovered the Eden of the winter-garden, and Michael released her abruptly.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler
  • Richard hesitated and just then she came out from the winter-garden.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Bessie Fairfax was half bewildered amongst its magnificences, but its winter-garden was to her the greatest wonder of all.

  • So does my winter-garden; and therefore to me among the rest.

    Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley
  • The ballroom was arranged as a winter-garden, with a stage put at the end of it.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  • The March breeze is chilly: but I can be always warm if I like in my winter-garden.

    Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley
  • Round the corner of the villa remote from the winter-garden, was a long stone terrace upon which many windows opened.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • After we took a taxi from the winter-garden we had a ride in the Park.

    The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball
  • To the right, as you see, is the lounge leading into the winter-garden.

    The Evil Shepherd E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • A few years hence this winter-garden will, with one exception to which we next proceed, be the main attraction at the Park.

British Dictionary definitions for winter-garden

winter garden

a garden of evergreen plants and plants that flower in winter
a conservatory in which flowers are grown in winter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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