Garden - Knowledgebase Question

Humble, TX
Question by tdarne
May 25, 1999
Where does the word "Garden" derive from?

Answer from NGA
May 25, 1999


According to Webster's Dictionary, the word 'garden' is a noun. It comes from the Middle English word 'gardin', from Old North French, and is of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German gart enclosure, from the 13th century. Current definitions:

1)a plot of ground where herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables are cultivated b : a rich well-cultivated region c : a container (as a window box) planted with usually a variety of small plants

2)a public recreation area or park usually ornamented with plants and trees <a botanical garden> b : an open-air eating or drinking place c : a large hall for public entertainment.

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