from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Designating, or pertaining to, a kind of glass inclosure for keeping ferns, mosses, etc., or for transporting growing plants from a distance; ; -- so named from the inventor, Nathaniel B. Ward, an Englishman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Invented by, or otherwise relating to, a person named Ward.


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  • The long white Ed­wardian dress, lounging diagon­ally across the can­vas, exactly capt­ur­ed the light and atmosphere of a summer's day.

    Emanuel Phillips Fox - an Australian Impressionist

  • = -- An elegant book, with 250 fine engravings and 300 pages, containing a descriptive list of all plants suitable for window culture, directions for their treatment, and practical information about plants and flowers for the parlor, conservatory, wardian case, fernery or window garden.

    The Nursery, January 1877, Volume XXI, No. 1 A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers

  • Often and often have I watched her father's wardian-case grow into "papa's hot-houses;" the plain brick house that he leases, out Notting Hill way, swell into

    Jersey Street and Jersey Lane Urban and Suburban Sketches

  • An irresistibly heartwarming adaptation of the E.wardian children's book by E. Nesbit, about a Yorkshire family living near a rail station in the early 20th century, it was ranked No. 66 by the British Film Institute on its list of the best British films of the 20th century.

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