or·​chard·​ist ˈȯr-chər-dist How to pronounce orchardist (audio)
: an owner or supervisor of orchards

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Tamura learned that her second-generation father, an orchardist at the family farm, had never been to Japan. oregonlive, 14 Aug. 2022 The organic orchardist Tremaine Arkley built a market for his quince through Portland, Ore., restaurants, a good move from a consumer education perspective. Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2021 During the Orchard Tour, the resort’s orchardist will guide you on an informative tour of the two-acre grounds and teach you about the unique ecosystem. Katie Chang, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Orin Martin is an orchardist, horticulturalist, educator and the longtime manager of the respected Alan Chadwick Garden at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Sally Peterson, oregonlive, 9 Sep. 2019 Escondido orchardists were the only ones in the county who had a supply ready. sandiegouniontribune.com, 7 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orchardist was in 1794

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Cite this Entry

“Orchardist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orchardist. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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