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fruit ranch

noun, Western U.S.
a farm where fruit is the main produce.
Origin of fruit ranch
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Perhaps he has bought a nice little ranch—a fruit ranch, just like this, heh?

    Walking Shadows Alfred Noyes
  • There's a man clearing a lot of ground for a fruit ranch and putting up a smart frame house.

  • Duncan had given her some kodaks of the fruit ranch in the Ventura mountains, which she displayed.

    One Woman's Life Robert Herrick
  • My visit was to a fruit ranch entirely given over to the growth of prunes.

    A Flight in Spring J. Harris Knowles

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