Orchard oriole
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 oriole — noun the male is chestnut and black • Syn: ↑Icterus spurius • Hypernyms: ↑New World oriole, ↑American oriole, ↑oriole • Member Holonyms: ↑Icterus, ↑genus Icterus …   Useful english dictionary

  • orchard oriole — sodinis spalvingasis trupialas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Icterus spurius angl. orchard oriole vok. Gartentrupial, m rus. садовый цветной трупиал, m pranc. oriole des vergers, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • orchard oriole — a North American oriole, Icterus spurius, the male of which is chestnut and black. [1800 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orchard grass — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orchard house — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oriole — O ri*ole, n. [OF. oriol, oriouz, orieus, F. loriot (for l oriol), fr. L. aureolus golden, dim. of aureus golden, fr. aurum gold. Cf. {Aureole}, {Oriel}, {Loriot}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of various species of Old World singing birds of the family …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oriole — /awr ee ohl , ohr /, n. 1. any of several usually brightly colored, passerine birds of the family Oriolidae, of the Old World. Cf. golden oriole. 2. any of several brightly colored passerine birds of the family Icteridae, of the New World. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • Orchard (disambiguation) — An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production. Orchard may also refer to: Seed orchard, refers usually to a place where seeds for forest culture are produced Orchard FM, an independent radio station in… …   Wikipedia

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