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 But his connection to dates prompted a move from Montclair to the Imperial Valley in 2007 to start AYA Farms, a now 75-acre date palm orchard. Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2021 Last year’s wildfires destroyed a sugar pine seed orchard in Klamath National Forest and another one on Oregon Bureau of Land Management land. Jesse Klein, Wired, 6 Apr. 2021 Farther north, the signature grape of Piedmont has the citrusy zest of an Abariño, with the orchard fruit (pear, apple) depth of an Alsatian white, and just a hint of florals and tropical fruit. Amanda Schuster, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 The on-property fruit orchard provides fresh produce for your cheffing. Janice O'leary, Robb Report, 3 Mar. 2021 Expect flavors of orchard fruit, followed by a smile. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2020 New to the event is the addition of the Auerfarm Stars’ premium package, a private table for eight in your choice of the Auerfarm orchard, Play Forest, Scenic Vista Hay Field, or Nourishing Garden. courant.com, 28 May 2021 Nate Krause, a farmer who is taking part in the project, says his farm has been equipped with sensors that measure moisture in the soil and weather sensors that track microclimates in his apple orchard. Asa Fitch, WSJ, 25 May 2021 Everyone wanted to see an example of a successful orchard. Andrew Kornylak, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 May 2021

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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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15 Jun 2021

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“Orchard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orchard. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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