Orchard
Orchard Or"chard, n. [AS. ortgeard, wyrtgeard, lit., wortyard, i. e., a yard for herbs; wyrt herb + geard yard. See {Wort}, {Yard} inclosure.] 1. A garden. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. An inclosure containing fruit trees; also, the fruit trees, collectively; -- used especially of apples, peaches, pears, cherries, plums, or the like, less frequently of nutbearing trees and of sugar maple trees. [1913 Webster]

{Orchard grass} (Bot.), a tall coarse grass ({Dactylis glomerata}), introduced into the United States from Europe. It grows usually in shady places, and is of value for forage and hay.

{Orchard house} (Hort.), a glazed structure in which fruit trees are reared in pots.

{Orchard oriole} (Zool.), a bright-colored American oriole ({Icterus spurius}), which frequents orchards. It is smaller and darker thah the Baltimore oriole. [1913 Webster]


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  • orchard — (n.) O.E. orceard fruit garden, probably from wortgeard, from WORT (Cf. wort) vegetable, plant root + geard garden, yard (the word also meant vegetable garden until 15c.); see YARD (Cf. yard) (n.1). First element influenced by L. hortus …   Etymology dictionary

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  • orchard — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of enclosed land planted with fruit trees. ORIGIN Old English, from Latin hortus garden + the base of YARD(Cf. ↑yard) …   English terms dictionary

  • orchard — [ôr′chərd] n. [ME < OE ortgeard < VL * orto, for L hortus, a garden (see HORTICULTURE) + OE geard,YARD2] 1. an area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit trees or nut trees 2. such a stand of trees …   English World dictionary

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