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victory garden Syllabification: vic·to·ry gar·den

Definition of victory garden in English:


A vegetable garden, especially a home garden, planted to increase food production during a war.
Example sentences
  • Maybe I'll plant a victory garden in the backseat.
  • I don't own a munitions factory, nor do I have any interest in running for office. Uncle Sam has yet to ask me to plant a victory garden or sew blankets.
  • During World War II, Porky Pig sold war bonds and Popeye planted a victory garden (spinach, naturally).

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Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
not harmful or offensive