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orchard Syllabification: or·chard
Pronunciation: /ˈôrCHərd/

Definition of orchard in English:


A piece of land planted with fruit trees.
Example sentences
  • Apple and pear orchards were planted, as were plum thickets between some holes.
  • Thousands of acres are painstakingly planted in tidy orchards, trellises and rows.
  • South of the house is an extensive orchard of fruit trees, now part of the other two properties.


Old English ortgeard; the first element from Latin hortus 'garden', the second representing yard2.

  • In Old English orchard was simply a name for a garden. The first part of the word probably comes from Latin hortus ‘garden’. The second part is yard.



Pronunciation: /ˈôrCHərdəst/
Example sentences
  • Controlling pear psylla is a real challenge to commercial orchardists, mostly because the insect is quickly resistant to new insecticides.
  • I would like to come back to the issue of seasonal work and the difficulty that orchardists and market gardeners have found in getting anyone to pick fruit and asparagus over the last year.
  • ‘We want orchardists to let their prunings dry before burning them so a clean hot fire results without the need to add any fuel,’ he said.

Words that rhyme with orchard

Richard • pilchard • pochard

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