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 Blake said the South Lyon orchard consists of more than 140 acres of apples. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 22 July 2022 Take some candid photos of you and your friends picking apples, walking through the orchard or sipping apple cider. Maggie Horton, Country Living, 20 July 2022 But with a last whine of its engine, the little farm vehicle popped up, off the embankment and back onto a proper dirt road leading through the orchard of walnut trees. Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2022 To diversify the family business over the years, and bring in income outside of the fall harvest, the orchard has added a tasting room, a pick your own apples business, a hard cider distillery, and a summer concert series. Julie Weed, Forbes, 29 June 2022 This season’s record-breaking high temperatures, which began in March, have devastated the orchard. Vibhuti Agarwal, WSJ, 18 June 2022 How to have a backyard orchard, a free walk-in class taught by the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Anaheim Library, 500 W. Broadway in Anaheim. Jeanette Marantosstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2022 The 30-acre property includes 5 acres of old-vine zinfandel, a walnut and fig orchard, hiking and horse trails, and outbuildings including a chicken coop, barn with loft and kitchenette, and two cottages. The Week Staff, The Week, 12 June 2022 The nose marries flower garden with orchard, honeysuckle and almond layered with pink grapefruit, peach and tropical fruit aromas. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 13 May 2022 See More

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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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“Orchard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orchard. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of orchard

: a place where fruit trees are grown


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