American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who owns or cultivates an orchard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who cultivates fruit in orchards: as, an experienced orchardist.
- n. One who owns or operates an orchard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who cultivates an orchard.
- From orchard + -ist. (Wiktionary)
“Billy Hunt for The Wall Street Journal Seventh-generation orchardist Tom Burford, left, explained the different attributes of these historical varieties, some of which were grown by Jefferson at Monticello.”
“Now a documentary filmmaker, she and her husband, an orchardist, divide their time between Venice, California, and the house and orchards she inherited in Ojai.”
“They twisted the arms of every rancher, orchardist, restaurant and hotel owner between here and the Canadian border—everybody who was making a profit on migrant labor—to put this clinic together.”
“He actually went back and forth between nature and "civilization" as a talented inventor and industrial worker, a writer, and even an orchardist (he ran his father-in-law's orchard).”
“Block Eight poet-orchardist who believes it might rain.”
“After visiting Ceylon, Dorrington settled near London, and published a misleading account of allegedly exotic colonial hard-ships as an orchardist, which Stephens in Australia exposed and derided.”
“Andy Mariani, a San Jose orchardist who grows the best peaches in America, credits a nectarine given to him by his mother when he was dying from a debilitating autoimmune disease with giving him the will to survive.”
“I had a lucky break a couple of years ago down here when a local orchardist planted some Spanish hazelnut trees.”
“This book is a monthly guide for the organic orchardist.”
“How would a serious organic orchardist deal with the bugs?”
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