Bear garden

Bear garden
Garden Gar"den (g[aum]r"d'n; 277), n. [OE. gardin, OF. gardin, jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G. garten; akin to AS. geard. See {Yard} an inclosure.] 1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables. [1913 Webster]

2. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country. [1913 Webster]

I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy, The pleasant garden of great Italy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse. [1913 Webster]

{Garden balsam}, an ornamental plant ({Impatiens Balsamina}).

{Garden engine}, a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering gardens.

{Garden glass}. (a) A bell glass for covering plants. (b) A globe of dark-colored glass, mounted on a pedestal, to reflect surrounding objects; -- much used as an ornament in gardens in Germany.

{Garden house} (a) A summer house. --Beau. & Fl. (b) A privy. [Southern U.S.]

{Garden husbandry}, the raising on a small scale of seeds, fruits, vegetables, etc., for sale.

{Garden mold} or {Garden mould}, rich, mellow earth which is fit for a garden. --Mortimer.

{Garden nail}, a cast nail, used for fastening vines to brick walls. --Knight.

{Garden net}, a net for covering fruits trees, vines, etc., to protect them from birds.

{Garden party}, a social party held out of doors, within the grounds or garden attached to a private residence.

{Garden plot}, a plot appropriated to a garden.

{Garden pot}, a watering pot.

{Garden pump}, a garden engine; a barrow pump.

{Garden shears}, large shears, for clipping trees and hedges, pruning, etc.

{Garden spider}, (Zo["o]l.), the diadem spider ({Epeira diadema}), common in gardens, both in Europe and America. It spins a geometrical web. See {Geometric spider}, and {Spider web}.

{Garden stand}, a stand for flower pots.

{Garden stuff}, vegetables raised in a garden. [Colloq.]

{Garden syringe}, a syringe for watering plants, sprinkling them with solutions for destroying insects, etc.

{Garden truck}, vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]

{Garden ware}, garden truck. [Obs.] --Mortimer.

{Bear garden}, {Botanic garden}, etc. See under {Bear}, etc.

{Hanging garden}. See under {Hanging}.

{Kitchen garden}, a garden where vegetables are cultivated for household use.

{Market garden}, a piece of ground where vegetable are cultivated to be sold in the markets for table use. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bear garden — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), n. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer, OHG. bero, pero, G. b[ a]r, Icel. & Sw. bj[ o]rn, and possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh r beast, Skr. bhalla bear.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Ursus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bear garden — n. 1. a place for bearbaiting or similar pastimes 2. any rough, noisy, rowdy place …   English World dictionary

  • bear garden — noun 1. : an establishment for bearbaiting or similar practices or entertainment 2. : a scene or procedure marked by unruly rowdy disturbance : hurly burly * * * 1. a place for keeping or exhibiting bears, esp. (formerly) for bearbaiting. 2. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear garden — (also bear pit) noun a scene of uproar and confusion. Origin C16, denoting a place set apart for bear baiting …   English new terms dictionary

  • bear garden — /ˈbɛə gadn/ (say bair gahdn) noun 1. (formerly) a place for keeping or exhibiting bears, especially as used for bear baiting. 2. any place of tumult …   Australian English dictionary

  • bear garden — 1. a place for keeping or exhibiting bears, esp. (formerly) for bearbaiting. 2. a place or scene of tumult. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • bear garden — n. scene of commotion and confusion; rowdy and disorderly place; place where bears are kept for distraction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bear-garden —  Scene of confusion and noise …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Bear Garden Mountain — Infobox Mountain Name = Bear Garden Mountain Photo = Caption = Elevation = 1,566 feet (477 metres) Location = Virginia and West Virginia, USA Range = Ridge and Valley Appalachians Prominence = Coordinates =… …   Wikipedia

  • Bear-baiting — is a blood sport involving the baiting of bears.Bear baiting in EnglandBear baiting was popular in England until the nineteenth century. From the sixteenth century, many herds of bears were maintained for baiting. In its best known form, arenas… …   Wikipedia

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