or·chard | \ ˈȯr-chərd \

Definition of orchard 

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

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The orchard has been Van Aken’s primary obsession for the past four years. Barbara Schreiber, charlotteobserver, "This artist ‘sculpts’ in living trees and fruit. Here’s what he’s doing now in Charlotte," 11 July 2018 The main house made of stone, as well as log cabins, still stand while the orchard provides a lush patch of greenery that seems out of place in the dusty terrain. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Lees Ferry: Gateway to Grand Canyon rafting and the Colorado River," 9 July 2018 To an untrained eye, the orchard could appear fine. Washington Post, "Pruning olive trees is a balance of art, lore and science," 1 May 2018 Smudge pots were burned in the nurseries last night, but the orchards were not heated. sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's coldest day," 7 Jan. 2018 The Orchard at White Street Park, a fully functional orchard that is open to the public, is the first of its kind in the southeast. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Suwanee’s Orchard at White Street Park receives two awards," 5 Jan. 2018 Local residents said shortly after the blast, soldiers descended on neighboring villages in the area and ransacked dozens of homes and damaged apple orchards. Aijaz Hussain, The Seattle Times, "Rebels, Indian forces fight in disputed Kashmir; 2 killed," 28 May 2018 Brown's answer is the tunnels — two 35-mile, 40-foot wide pipes down the center of the delta, disrupting orchards, water fowl areas and little towns. George Skelton, latimes.com, "When it comes to the California delta, none of Gov. Jerry Brown's potential successors have tunnel vision," 16 Apr. 2018 Ebel said the company also owns 20 acres of land in Warrenville stocked with sugar maples and will partner with a friend in DeKalb who has an apple orchard to make a maple apply brandy. David Sharos, Aurora Beacon-News, "Longtime craft beer company Two Brothers is now in the liquor game," 16 Mar. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of orchard

: a place where people grow fruit trees


or·chard | \ ˈȯr-chərd \

Kids Definition of orchard

: a place where fruit trees are grown

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