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kitchen garden

a garden where vegetables, herbs, and fruit are grown for one's own use.
Origin of kitchen garden
First recorded in 1570-80
Related forms
kitchen gardener, noun Unabridged
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  • But I'll warrant you there's a kitchen garden in the rear of the palace.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I do not mean that a kitchen garden is ugly; a kitchen garden is often very beautiful.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • Never mind; let's play at hide-and-seek in the kitchen garden.

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
  • The spot, however, which most attracted the Blackbirds, was the kitchen garden.

    What the Blackbird said Mrs. Frederick Locker
  • And what (do you suppose) did Corona seek in the kitchen garden?

    Brother Copas

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • If anyone doubts this let him try a quantity of it on his kitchen garden.

  • The kitchen garden would be the best place, replied the Dean.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • Excuse me, Miss, but you dropped this in the kitchen garden.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • "It gives free entrance to the kitchen garden," said the mule.

    The Sand-Hills of Jutland Hans Christian Andersen
British Dictionary definitions for kitchen garden

kitchen garden

a garden where vegetables and sometimes also fruit are grown
Derived Forms
kitchen gardener, noun
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