[gahr-dn] /ˈgɑr dn/
a plot of ground, usually near a house, where flowers, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, or herbs are cultivated.
a piece of ground or other space, commonly with ornamental plants, trees, etc., used as a park or other public recreation area:
a public garden.
a fertile and delightful spot or region.
British. 2 (def 1).
pertaining to, produced in, or suitable for cultivation or use in a garden:
fresh garden vegetables; garden furniture.
verb (used without object)
to lay out, cultivate, or tend a garden.
verb (used with object)
to cultivate as a garden.
lead up / down the garden path, to deceive or mislead in an enticing way; lead on; delude:
The voters had been led up the garden path too often to take a candidate’s promises seriously.
[gahr-dn] /ˈgɑr dn/
Alexander, 1730?–91, U.S. naturalist, born in Scotland.
Mary, 1877–1967, U.S. soprano.
(often pl) such an area of land that is open to the public, sometimes part of a park: botanical gardens
(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
(informal) common or garden, ordinary; unexceptional
to work in, cultivate, or take care of (a garden, plot of land, etc)
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.
1570s, from garden (n.). Related: Gardened; gardening.
In addition to the idiom beginning with garden
[gahr-dee-nuh] /gɑrˈdi nə/ noun 1. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
- Garden burger
noun a non-meat patty made of ground vegetables Word Origin from garden’s implication of vegetables Usage Note cooking
- Garden centre
noun 1. a place where gardening tools and equipment, plants, seeds, etc, are sold
noun 1. a store that sells gardening supplies, as seeds, plants, fertilizer, and tools.