Alexander garden



Alexander, 1730?–91, U.S. naturalist, born in Scotland.
Mary, 1877–1967, U.S. soprano.
Historical Examples

The beggar, on perceiving the soldier, arose in fear, and ran with all his might towards the alexander garden.
My Religion Leo Tolstoy

noun
(Brit)

an area of land, usually planted with grass, trees, flowerbeds, etc, adjoining a house US and Canadian word yard
(as modifier): a garden chair

an area of land used for the cultivation of ornamental plants, herbs, fruit, vegetables, trees, etc
(as modifier): garden tools, related adjective horticultural

(often pl) such an area of land that is open to the public, sometimes part of a park: botanical gardens

a fertile and beautiful region
(as modifier): a garden paradise

(modifier) provided with or surrounded by a garden or gardens: a garden flat
(informal) lead a person up the garden path, to mislead or deceive a person
adjective
(informal) common or garden, ordinary; unexceptional
verb
to work in, cultivate, or take care of (a garden, plot of land, etc)
n.

c.1300, from Old North French gardin (13c., Modern French jardin), from Vulgar Latin hortus gardinus “enclosed garden,” via Frankish *gardo, from Proto-Germanic *gardaz- (cf. Old Frisian garda, Old Saxon gardo, Old High German garto, German Garten “garden,” Old English geard “enclosure,” see yard (n.1)). Italian giardino, Spanish jardin are from French.

Garden-party is by 1843. Garden variety in figurative sense first recorded 1928. To lead someone up the garden path “entice, deceive” is attested by 1925.
v.

1570s, from garden (n.). Related: Gardened; gardening.
In addition to the idiom beginning with garden also see: lead down the garden path

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