bear garden


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Garden \Gar"den\ (g[aum]r"d'n; 277), n. [OE. gardin, OF. gardin,
   jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G.
   garten; akin to AS. geard. See Yard an inclosure.]
   1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of
      herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.
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   2. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.
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            I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy,
            The pleasant garden of great Italy.   --Shak.
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   Note: Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
         compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden
         walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse.
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   Garden balsam, an ornamental plant (Impatiens Balsamina).
      

   Garden engine, a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering
      gardens.

   Garden glass.
      (a) A bell glass for covering plants.
      (b) A globe of dark-colored glass, mounted on a pedestal,
          to reflect surrounding objects; -- much used as an
          ornament in gardens in Germany.

   Garden house
      (a) A summer house. --Beau. & Fl.
      (b) A privy. [Southern U.S.]

   Garden husbandry, the raising on a small scale of seeds,
      fruits, vegetables, etc., for sale.

   Garden mold or Garden mould, rich, mellow earth which is
      fit for a garden. --Mortimer.

   Garden nail, a cast nail, used for fastening vines to brick
      walls. --Knight.

   Garden net, a net for covering fruits trees, vines, etc.,
      to protect them from birds.

   Garden party, a social party held out of doors, within the
      grounds or garden attached to a private residence.

   Garden plot, a plot appropriated to a garden.

   Garden pot, a watering pot.

   Garden pump, a garden engine; a barrow pump.

   Garden shears, large shears, for clipping trees and hedges,
      pruning, etc.

   Garden spider, (Zool.), the diadem spider ({Epeira
      diadema}), common in gardens, both in Europe and America.
      It spins a geometrical web. See Geometric spider, and
      Spider web.

   Garden stand, a stand for flower pots.

   Garden stuff, vegetables raised in a garden. [Colloq.]

   Garden syringe, a syringe for watering plants, sprinkling
      them with solutions for destroying insects, etc.

   Garden truck, vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]
      

   Garden ware, garden truck. [Obs.] --Mortimer.

   Bear garden, Botanic garden, etc. See under Bear, etc.
      

   Hanging garden. See under Hanging.

   Kitchen garden, a garden where vegetables are cultivated
      for household use.

   Market garden, a piece of ground where vegetable are
      cultivated to be sold in the markets for table use.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bear \Bear\ (b[^a]r), n. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer,
   OHG. bero, pero, G. b[aum]r, Icel. & Sw. bj["o]rn, and
   possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh`r beast, Skr. bhalla
   bear.]
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   1. (Zool.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the
      closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora,
      but they live largely on fruit and insects.
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   Note: The European brown bear (Ursus arctos), the white
         polar bear (Ursus maritimus), the grizzly bear
         (Ursus horribilis), the American black bear, and its
         variety the cinnamon bear (Ursus Americanus), the
         Syrian bear (Ursus Syriacus), and the sloth bear, are
         among the notable species.
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   2. (Zool.) An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in
      form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear;
      ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
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   3. (Astron.) One of two constellations in the northern
      hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the
      Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
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   4. Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
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   5. (Stock Exchange) A person who sells stocks or securities
      for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the
      market.
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   Note: The bears and bulls of the Stock Exchange, whose
         interest it is, the one to depress, and the other to
         raise, stocks, are said to be so called in allusion to
         the bear's habit of pulling down, and the bull's of
         tossing up.
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   6. (Mach.) A portable punching machine.
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   7. (Naut.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to
      scour the deck.
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   Australian bear. (Zool.) See Koala.

   Bear baiting, the sport of baiting bears with dogs.

   Bear caterpillar (Zool.), the hairy larva of a moth, esp.
      of the genus Euprepia.

   Bear garden.
      (a) A place where bears are kept for diversion or
          fighting.
      (b) Any place where riotous conduct is common or
          permitted. --M. Arnold.

   Bear leader, one who leads about a performing bear for
      money; hence, a facetious term for one who takes charge of
      a young man on his travels.
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