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roof garden

a garden on the flat roof of a house or other building.
the top or top story of a building, having a garden, restaurant, or the like.
Origin of roof garden
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The elevator car was nearly full of people from the roof garden.

    Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts

    Roy Rutherford Bailey
  • Saw a downtown merchant on a roof garden this evening with his stenographer.

    Sixes and Sevens

    O. Henry
  • The furniture was arranged on the roof garden, over which Japanese lanterns were hung.

    The 1926 Tatler Various
  • “Deliver me from brides,” she said devoutly to the rose in the corner of her roof garden.

    Eve to the Rescue

    Ethel Hueston
  • And he was on the roof garden earlier, and in the roulette room!

    Mask of Death Paul Ernst
  • But I was telling of the roof garden and what happened there.


    Jacob A. Riis
  • He took her one evening after dinner to a roof garden in New York.

  • The Yukon steamers are four stories high, with a place for a roof garden.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Turn the ballroom into a "roof garden" for a bachelor supper.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • What do you say to dinner on a roof garden—a city mountain top?

    The Dual Alliance Marjorie Benton Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for roof garden

roof garden

a garden on a flat roof of a building
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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