Garden party
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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