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

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The Woolfs loved the property for its lush, informal grounds, including an Italian garden, a dew pond, a terrace and an orchard. WSJ, "How Virginia Woolf Decorated Her Room of One's Own," 5 Mar. 2019 Image But the Javits Center farm will have the city’s only rooftop orchard, with apples, pears, peaches and maybe cherries, some grown in a 3,200-square-foot greenhouse. James Barron, New York Times, "From a Convention Center’s Roof, ‘Walk-Off Vegetables’," 24 June 2018 The driving route leads to more than two dozen local vineyards, orchards, farms, shops, and other businesses that welcome visitors to sample, shop, and learn. Spud Hilton, San Francisco Chronicle, "Underappreciated charm and rural treasures mark California’s Butte County," 16 Mar. 2018 Martyna and Cameron — Quonquont Farm; Whately, Massachussetts Martyna and Cameron's October 3 nuptials took place on a 140-acre farm and orchard. Maria Carter, Country Living, "5 Seriously Romantic Wedding Videos from Fall Weddings," 22 Sep. 2016 Before the latest renovation, the couple had considered moving, but were reluctant to give up their lot, carved out of a former apple orchard and still home to a number of fruit trees. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "A Home in an Affluent Copenhagen Suburb Keeps Getting Better," 6 Sep. 2018 Founded in the 1960s, the orchard and store offers acres of citrus including navels, pink grapefruit, Rio Red grapefruit, Arizona Sweets, Valencias and tangerines. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Ultimate Arizona bucket list: 25 things to do in Mesa," 18 Feb. 2015 The location will operate as a U-Pick orchard, with reduced prices for community members, Wullack said. Hasan Dudar, Detroit Free Press, "Apple orchard takes root in Detroit's east side," 28 Apr. 2018 Recent park projects have included trail repair, removal of invasive plants, habitat restoration, rehabilitation of a historic orchard, fence and bridge construction, and re-painting. Ernie Cowan Outdoors, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Park Champion volunteers sought," 17 Jan. 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 How to pronounce orchard (audio) \

Kids Definition of orchard

: a place where fruit trees are grown

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