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Ga'rden. n.s. [gardd, Welsh; jardin, French; giardino, Italian.]

  1. A piece of ground inclosed, and cultivated with extraordinary care, planted with herbs or fruits for food, or laid out for pleasure.

    Thy promises are like Adonis' gardens,
    Which one day bloom'd and fruitful were the next.

    My lord of Ely, when I was last in Holbourn,
    I saw good strawberries in your garden there.
    Shakes. R. III.

    In the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens for all the months in the year. Bacon's Essays.

    In every garden should be provided flowers, fruit, shade and water. Temple.

  2. A place particularly fruitful or delightful.

    I am arriv'd from fruitful Lombardy,
    The pleasant garden of great Italy.
    Shak. Tam. of the Shrew.

  3. Garden is often used in composition for hortensis, or belonging to a garden.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1 (48) · Shakespeare's Richard III (63) · Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew (71) · Temple, William (54)

Attributes: French (385) · Italian (29) · Noun Substantive (1269) · Welsh (Welch) (27)

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