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 Next, explore a hiking area in Spain that’s home to a cherry orchard with more than two million cherry trees. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "You Can Virtually Tour Cherry Blossom Sites All Over the World," 24 Mar. 2020 The administration has identified six routes from the main sale centre to the orchards to transport fruits. Riyaz Wani, Quartz India, "India’s Article 370 gambit has created a new arena of violence: Kashmir’s apple orchards," 29 Oct. 2019 In Anantnag district, small trucks dot narrow lanes next to orchards where trees are laden with varieties of apples like Crimson and Red Delicious. Niha Masih, Washington Post, "Kashmir’s apple harvest turns sour with fear and anger," 22 Sep. 2019 The winery sits next to an apple orchard with its doors open to a large clearing that glistens of summer, a sharp contrast to this morning’s dense fog. Sydney Love, SFChronicle.com, "The young natural wine mavericks of Santa Cruz," 18 Sep. 2019 Their labor -- in fields, orchards and packing plants -- is keeping food on America's tables. Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, "The farmworkers putting food on America's tables are facing their own coronavirus crisis," 11 Apr. 2020 Along Taiwan’s southwestern coast, streams flow through mango orchards and rice paddies toward the sea, some carrying unwanted pollutants. Ann Scott Tyson, The Christian Science Monitor, "The web’s a threat to democracy? Think again, Taiwan says.," 8 Apr. 2020 Amid sprawling orchards and windswept pastureland, roadside billboards issue water demands to farmers. Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times, "Chelsea Bieker distills the fire and fury of the parched Central Valley," 6 Apr. 2020 Grossi specializes in Tuscan cuisine and even oversees Il Salviatino’s organic orchard and herb garden while using the fresh herbs and produce to create seasonal, sustainable, and local menus for the hotel. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "This Italian Chef Is Teaching Traditional Tuscan Cooking Classes on Instagram," 1 Apr. 2020

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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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19 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Orchard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orchard. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of orchard

: a place where people grow fruit trees


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Kids Definition of orchard

: a place where fruit trees are grown

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