orchard

noun or·chard \ ˈȯr-chərd \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of orchard

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

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Origin and Etymology of orchard

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

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ORCHARD Defined for English Language Learners

orchard

noun

Definition of orchard for English Language Learners

  • : a place where people grow fruit trees


ORCHARD Defined for Kids

orchard

noun or·chard \ ˈȯr-chərd \

Definition of orchard for Students

: a place where fruit trees are grown


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