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market garden

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
Related forms
market gardener, noun
market gardening, noun Unabridged
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  • "Why, sir, if you had been in Eden you 'd have made it a market garden," said the old man.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. Charles James Lever
  • And Miss Doris has got a mother' (plain that Wark was again in the market garden).

    The Convert

    Elizabeth Robins
  • Without more ado, we shall build a house in your market garden.'

    The Magic Pudding Norman Lindsay
  • They were not likely to stir from their strip of market garden on the plain—not till the time was up.

    Mr. Achilles Jennette Lee
  • She was reading to him about the business of a market garden.

    Little Erik of Sweden Madeline Brandeis
  • This vast stretch of market garden, intersected by waterways just admitting the passage of a boat, is very productive.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The establishment included a dairy farm, a poultry farm, and a market garden.

    The Record of Nicholas Freydon

    A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
  • Driven by an impulse of distaste for him and his house and market garden, I started to leave in secret.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • Beyond the house, in that direction, lay lines of market garden—and beyond the garden the wide plain.

    Mr. Achilles Jennette Lee
  • You know the sort of market garden rurality that about a dozen miles out of London offers—alternate bricks and cabbages.

    Max Carrados Ernest Bramah
British Dictionary definitions for market garden

market garden

(mainly Brit) an establishment where fruit and vegetables are grown for sale
Derived Forms
market gardener, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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