- Chiefly British. truck farm.
- (initial capital letters) Military. the Allied code name for the unsuccessful invasion of Holland by British and American airborne and infantry forces on September 17, 1944.
Origin of market garden
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for market garden
He also kept bees and coneys and ran a market-garden of two acres.The Torch and Other Tales
Such a farm must be hand-tilled, and, if skilfully hand-tilled, would certainly produce as much food as a market-garden.The Dwelling House
George Vivian Poore
In the market-garden business jobs were endless, especially in spring.The Side Of The Angels
When nothing else was to be done, I have worked in many a market-garden afore now, and in many a hop-garden too.'Our Mutual Friend
Compared with Sorrento itself, the plain is but a great orchard or market-garden.The Mediterranean
T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
- mainly British an establishment where fruit and vegetables are grown for sale
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