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Covent Garden

[kuhv-uh nt, kov-]
noun
  1. a district in central London, England, formerly a vegetable and flower market.
  2. a theater in this district, first built 1731–32, important in English theatrical history: home of the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet.
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Historical Examples of covent garden

  • Covent-garden Market, when it was market morning, was wonderful company.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

    Charles Dickens

  • They started with a light truck for Covent-garden at four in the morning, and would have from 4s.

    Gipsy Life

    George Smith

  • So poor Butler was buried in Covent-Garden, privately but decently.

  • Why, this morning, as soon as the ten o'clock office in Covent-garden is open.

    Thomas Otway

    Thomas Otway

  • Upper Wellington-street, Covent-garden, London, at the rate of 3d.


British Dictionary definitions for covent garden

Covent Garden

noun
  1. a district of central London: famous for its former fruit, vegetable, and flower market, now a shopping precinct
  2. the Royal Opera House (built 1858) in Covent Garden
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