garden city


Definition of garden city

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a planned residential community with park and planted areas

Garden City

geographical name

Definition of Garden City (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city on the Arkansas River in western Kansas population 26,658
2 city west of Detroit in southeastern Michigan population 27,692

Examples of garden city in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Known as Oregon’s garden city or the city by the falls, Silverton is about 45 miles from Portland. USA TODAY, "5 small towns in Oregon that are worth a visit," 15 Sep. 2017

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1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Garden city.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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