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[ gahrd-ner ]


  1. a person who is employed to cultivate or care for a garden, lawn, etc.
  2. any person who gardens or is skillful in gardening. garden.


/ ˈɡɑːdnə /


  1. a person who works in or takes care of a garden as an occupation or pastime
  2. any bowerbird of the genus Amblyornis
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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  • under·garden·er noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of gardener1

1250–1300; Middle English < Old North French gardinier ( Old French jardinier ). See garden, -er 2
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Example Sentences

Like many gardeners in northern states and Canadian provinces, she has learned to extend the season by growing hardy veggies under covers.

It comes from a legacy brand with a reliable design that gardeners have tested and approved for decades.

Behind the ring of planters, there is an inner “catwalk” ring that gardeners can use for inspecting and caring for the plants.

Their potting mix is no exception—it’s also a great choice for indoor or outdoor containers gardeners, and is chock full of helpful plant nutrients to help your plant babies blossom, and stay fertilized for three months.

Desert plants hate the dampness that gardener’s call “wet feet,” because they’re used to living on such little water.

The Constant Gardener was the first film I worked on, and it was during my first summer holiday when I went back to Kenya.

I read your first film work was behind-the-scenes, though, working as a PA on the sets of The Constant Gardener and The Namesake.

Mavis Batey—a codebreaker crucial to the success of D-Day, author of book about Jane Austen, and expert gardener—dead at 92.

As Ward points out, there is some reason to think Lewis would actually have been thrilled—the word of his gardener Paxford.

At a pitch I could be a tolerable road-sweeper or an inefficient gardener or even a tenth-rate farm hand.

A little boy of two years and one month was once asked to give a lot of old toys to the children of the gardener.

"It was the gardener's dog," said Nigel, letting himself down into his chair with a sigh of satisfaction.

I thanked the gardener again, putting a few coins into his hand, and made my way to the address he had given me.

Meanwhile the holy women and the gardener tarried about the bleeding corse.

Robin the gardener brought up the rear, his body all shaking with his infirmity, and showing the divine stigmata on his hands.


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