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roof garden

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noun
  1. a garden on the flat roof of a house or other building.
  2. the top or top story of a building, having a garden, restaurant, or the like.
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Origin of roof garden

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for roof garden

Historical Examples

  • The dinner at Jack's had been excellent, and the roof-garden prime-chop.

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

  • So that's why I wanted to ask you just what a roof-garden is.

    The Dorrance Domain

    Carolyn Wells

  • Afterward they went to a midnight roof-garden, and at first it was rather dreary.

    Dangerous Days

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • The girl turned, and, as on the night at the roof-garden, found the man's eyes upon her.

    Ben Blair

    Will Lillibridge

  • Our farm editor must have been raised on a New York roof-garden.

    A Hoosier Chronicle

    Meredith Nicholson


British Dictionary definitions for roof garden

roof garden

noun
  1. a garden on a flat roof of a building
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