Definition of orchard in English:

orchard

noun

  • A piece of land planted with fruit trees.

    • ‘A stream ran through it, and around it were fields, orchards and small woods, or coppices.’
    • ‘Out back there was a lovely big garden with an orchard and a greenhouse.’
    • ‘Paddy fields and orchards have given way to shopping plazas and industrial buildings.’
    • ‘After that wake-up call, we cruise alertly through a terraced landscape of peach and apple orchards.’
    • ‘Apple and pear orchards were planted, as were plum thickets between some holes.’
    • ‘We took a long drive through blossoming orchards and fields strewn with tiny spring flowers.’
    • ‘From his orchards comes a rich apple juice, now sold under his own name in Superquinn.’
    • ‘All of Kinnaur is dotted with apple orchards and the region boasts the best cider in the land.’
    • ‘The school also has a fruit orchard, herbaceous border, bird garden and butterfly garden.’
    • ‘She could see apple orchards with ruby red fruit hanging from yellowed leaves.’
    • ‘Apple orchards thrive in the mountains and are great fall fun for the whole family.’
    • ‘The lower region with its more fertile land is home to many market gardens, orchards and vineyards.’
    • ‘Thousands of acres are painstakingly planted in tidy orchards, trellises and rows.’
    • ‘Next to the goats' pasture was a large orchard containing all types of fruit trees.’
    • ‘Scores of houses were destroyed and much of the village's cultivated land and orchards were bulldozed.’
    • ‘The Forclaz snakes through fields of hay and orchards of burgeoning apples.’
    • ‘And yet it is here, among the apple orchards and farms, that an Italian winemaker has set up shop and is making a name for himself.’
    • ‘Smart new roads are lined with fields of cabbages, radishes and ginseng, apple orchards and greenhouses filled with roses.’
    • ‘In the Russian play it remains untold what the new owner is planning to do with the land where the orchard used to be.’
    • ‘South of the house is an extensive orchard of fruit trees, now part of the other two properties.’
    copse, wood, thicket, coppice, group of trees
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Origin

Old English ortgeard; the first element from Latin hortus ‘garden’, the second representing yard.

Pronunciation

orchard

/ˈôrCHərd//ˈɔrtʃərd/