Garden balsam
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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  • garden balsam — n. a fleshy annual garden impatiens (Impatiens balsamina) with roselike white, lavender, yellow, pink, or red blossoms borne along the main stem in leaf axils * * * …   Universalium

  • garden balsam — n. a fleshy annual garden impatiens (Impatiens balsamina) with roselike white, lavender, yellow, pink, or red blossoms borne along the main stem in leaf axils …   English World dictionary

  • garden balsam — noun : a plant (Impatiens balsamina) having a more or less pubescent stem, lanceolate sharply serrate leaves tapering to a short petiole, and flowers borne in the axils of the leaves and varying in color from white to purple and rose called also… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • balsam — [bôl′səm] n. [OE < L balsamum: see BALM] 1. any of various oily or gummy aromatic resins obtained from various plants and containing either benzoic or cinnamic acid 2. any of various aromatic, resinous oils or fluids 3. any aromatic… …   English World dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garden engine — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garden glass — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • Garden husbandry — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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