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[kyoo] /kyu/
a part of Richmond, in Greater London, England: famous botanical gardens (Kew Gardens)
Can be confused
cue, Kew, queue. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The road, in fact, combines the advantages of Kew and Whitechapel.

    Novel Notes Jerome K. Jerome
  • He would vow he couldn't, he must get back to Kew to do his article.


    Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • In the museum at Kew Gardens a Juruparis in its outer casing may be seen.

  • It may be seen in flower in March in the orchid-house at Kew.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • By any chance have you at Kew any odd varieties of the common potato?

  • And do you agree with me, further, that it is the outcome of the tragedy at Kew?

    The Seven Secrets William Le Queux
  • This was also consented to; we embarked and pulled away for Kew Bridge.

    Jacob Faithful Captain Frederick Marryat
  • These are for palaces and galleries; Kew is for a flower show.

  • What is the chief, the compelling fascination of Kew Gardens?

British Dictionary definitions for Kew


part of the Greater London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, on the River Thames: famous for Kew Gardens (the Royal Botanic Gardens), established in 1759 and given to the nation in 1841
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Kew


1939, as a clipped form of thank you.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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