market 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:

Market \Mar"ket\, n. [Akin to D. markt, OHG. mark[=a]t,
   merk[=a]t, G. markt; all fr.L. mercatus trade, market place,
   fr. mercari, p. p. mercatus, to trade, traffic, merx, mercis,
   ware, merchandise, prob. akin to merere to deserve, gain,
   acquire: cf. F. march['e]. See Merit, and cf. Merchant,
   Mart.]
   1. A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place,
      for the purpose of buying and selling (as cattle,
      provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and
      not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every
      week; a farmers' market.
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            He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares
            At wakes, and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs.
                                                  --Shak.
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            Three women and a goose make a market. --Old Saying.
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   2. A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large
      building, where a market is held; a market place or market
      house; esp., a place where provisions are sold.
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            There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool.
                                                  --John v. 2.
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   3. An opportunity for selling or buying anything; demand, as
      shown by price offered or obtainable; as, to find a market
      for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in
      that region; India is a market for English goods; there
      are none for sale on the market; the best price on the
      market.
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            There is a third thing to be considered: how a
            market can be created for produce, or how production
            can be limited to the capacities of the market. --J.
                                                  S. Mill.
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   4. Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull
      market; a slow market.
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   5. The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market
      price. Hence: Value; worth.
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            What is a man
            If his chief good and market of his time
            Be but to sleep and feed?             --Shak.
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   6. (Eng. Law) The privelege granted to a town of having a
      public market.
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   7. A specified group of potential buyers, or a region in
      which goods may be sold; a town, region, or country, where
      the demand exists; as, the under-30 market; the New Jersey
      market.
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   Note: Market is often used adjectively, or in forming
         compounds of obvious meaning; as, market basket, market
         day, market folk, market house, marketman, market
         place, market price, market rate, market wagon, market
         woman, and the like.
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   Market beater, a swaggering bully; a noisy braggart. [Obs.]
      --Chaucer.

   Market bell, a bell rung to give notice that buying and
      selling in a market may begin. [Eng.] --Shak.

   Market cross, a cross set up where a market is held.
      --Shak.

   Market garden, a garden in which vegetables are raised for
      market.

   Market gardening, the raising of vegetables for market.

   Market place, an open square or place in a town where
      markets or public sales are held.

   Market town, a town that has the privilege of a stated
      public market.
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