orchard house


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Orchard \Or"chard\, n. [AS. ortgeard, wyrtgeard, lit., wortyard,
   i. e., a yard for herbs; wyrt herb + geard yard. See Wort,
   Yard inclosure.]
   1. A garden. [Obs.]
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   2. An inclosure containing fruit trees; also, the fruit
      trees, collectively; -- used especially of apples,
      peaches, pears, cherries, plums, or the like, less
      frequently of nutbearing trees and of sugar maple trees.
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   Orchard grass (Bot.), a tall coarse grass ({Dactylis
      glomerata}), introduced into the United States from
      Europe. It grows usually in shady places, and is of value
      for forage and hay.

   Orchard house (Hort.), a glazed structure in which fruit
      trees are reared in pots.

   Orchard oriole (Zool.), a bright-colored American oriole
      (Icterus spurius), which frequents orchards. It is
      smaller and darker thah the Baltimore oriole.
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