One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Grounds in the form of a garden; garden space.
2The art or practice of cultivating a garden or of growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables; horticulture. Now rare.
3Garden produce; fruit and vegetables.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From garden + -age, after French jardinage gardens collectively, grounds in the form of a garden, horticulture, garden produce.
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