or·​chard | \ ˈȯr-chərd How to pronounce orchard (audio) \

Definition of orchard

: a planting of fruit trees, nut trees, or sugar maples also : the trees of such a planting

Examples of orchard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The air was thick with the smell of gunpowder as fireworks exploded over the pecan orchard in unincorporated Dallas County. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Boom and bust: Local fireworks stands thrive during pandemic as big-display outfits take a ‘gut punch’," 3 July 2020 The orchard is at 3034 N. Ridge Road in Perry and can be reached at 440-259-3192. cleveland, "Enjoy the berry best of summer at Northeast Ohio U-pick locations," 26 June 2020 Flower and vegetable gardens to the east and an apple orchard. Martha Ackmann, The Atlantic, "The Encounter That Revealed a Different Side of Emily Dickinson," 23 June 2020 One evening he was welcomed by a farmer to pitch his tent in an orchard and awoke in the morning to a tractor spraying his campsite with insecticide. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Solo paddler kayaks entire Sacramento River, 350 miles from Redding to Golden Gate," 14 June 2020 The land occupying Coney Island was an apple orchard when James Parker purchased it in 1867. Charles Infosino, Cincinnati.com, "So, what's Coney Island gonna be like with no rides?," 12 June 2020 In any case have a look here for control tactics in the home orchard. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Focus on management, rather than purging, of white flies in garden," 7 June 2020 Except for the small orchard right behind the ice cream store, all of the land is protected by an eight-foot electrical fence. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Girls on the Run program address social-emotional health of children: Talk of the Towns," 5 June 2020 Out the left window, a tall white grave marker sat in the middle of a pecan orchard. Wright Thompson, National Geographic, "What the Mississippi Delta teaches me about home—and hope," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of orchard

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orchard

Middle English, from Old English ortgeard, from ort- (from Latin hortus garden) + geard yard — more at yard

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The first known use of orchard was before the 12th century

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8 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Orchard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orchard. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of orchard

: a place where people grow fruit trees


or·​chard | \ ˈȯr-chərd How to pronounce orchard (audio) \

Kids Definition of orchard

: a place where fruit trees are grown

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