Definition of physic garden in English:

physic garden

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  • A garden for cultivating medicinal herbs.
    More example sentences
    • The garden itself, contained in partitions of box, was originally a physic garden planted with medicinal plants known as semplici.
    • It was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden on an area the size of a tennis court near Holyrood Palace.
    • The history of botany at Cambridge University goes back to the mid-17th century, but it wasn't until 1760 that Richard Walker, vice-master of Trinity College, purchased a five-acre site and established a traditional physic garden.

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