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kailyard

[keyl-yahrd]
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noun Scot.
  1. kaleyard.

kaleyard

or kail·yard

[keyl-yahrd]
noun Scot.
  1. a kitchen garden.

Origin of kaleyard

First recorded in 1715–25; kale + yard2
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Examples from the Web for kailyard

Historical Examples

  • Time went on, and in the kailyard at home the cabbages were disappearing as fast as ever.

    The Scottish Fairy Book

    Elizabeth W. Grierson


British Dictionary definitions for kailyard

kailyard

noun
  1. a variant spelling of kaleyard

kaleyard

kailyard

noun
  1. Scot a vegetable garden

Word Origin

C19: literally: cabbage garden
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