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winter garden

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noun
  1. an outdoor garden maintained during the winter with hardy plants.
  2. a conservatory devoted to the cultivation of winter-blooming plants.

Origin of winter garden

First recorded in 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for winter garden

Historical Examples

  • Richard hesitated and just then she came out from the winter-garden.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • The March breeze is chilly: but I can be always warm if I like in my winter-garden.

    Prose Idylls

    Charles Kingsley

  • So does my winter-garden; and therefore to me among the rest.

    Prose Idylls

    Charles Kingsley

  • After we took a taxi from the Winter-Garden we had a ride in the Park.

    The Voice on the Wire

    Eustace Hale Ball

  • To the right, as you see, is the lounge leading into the winter-garden.

    The Evil Shepherd

    E. Phillips Oppenheim


British Dictionary definitions for winter garden

winter garden

noun
  1. a garden of evergreen plants and plants that flower in winter
  2. a conservatory in which flowers are grown in winter
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