from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A garden devoted to the growing of fruit.


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  • She wandered into the fruit-garden, among the raspberry and currant bushes, without impetus to pick and eat.

    To Let

  • Our forefathers, when they selected a place for habitation, invariably marked out two acres of good ground for a fruit-garden, with avenues of lime-trees.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • Ozias Midwinter of the serious countenance! think of her pretty muslin dress flitting about among your trees and committing trespasses on your property; think of her adorable feet trotting into your fruit-garden, and her delicious fresh lips kissing your ripe peaches; think of her dimpled hands among your early violets, and her little cream-colored nose buried in your blush-roses.


  • In a moment I forgot entirely what a good man Sarkis was; I forgot his fruit-garden and his pretty daughter, of whom the good old lady had told me so many beautiful things.

    Armenian Literature

  • I have before mentioned that beyond the house there was a large fruit-garden, respecting which, my father's orders were especially strict.

    A Grandmother's Recollections

  • Mammy very often kept the key of the fruit-garden; and as she never yielded it to our entreaties, the ever-ready Fred formed a conspiracy one Sunday afternoon, in which, I am sorry to say, I took a very conspicuous part -- the object of which was to purloin the key, and enjoy at last this long-coveted, forbidden pleasure.

    A Grandmother's Recollections

  • A large and beautiful flower-garden was visible from the back windows; and beyond this was a still larger fruit-garden, the gate of which was generally locked, while a formidable row of nails with the points up, repelled all attempts at climbing over the fence.

    A Grandmother's Recollections

  • He once asked her for the key to the fruit-garden, when my parents were both out; but Mammy stedfastly refused him.

    A Grandmother's Recollections

  • When a child, I was once let loose, by favor of a nobleman's gardener, into his Lordship's magnificent fruit-garden, with full leave to pull the currants and the gooseberries; only I was interdicted from touching the wall-fruit.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • It is true that we took only enough Lake-frontage for quiet, and enough depth for a permanent fruit-garden -- all for the price of a fifty-foot lot in the City; but these things call upon one for a certain property-mindedness and desiring, in the usage of which the human mind is common and far from admirable.

    Child and Country A Book of the Younger Generation


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