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gardener

[gahrd-ner]
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noun
  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.
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Origin of gardener

1250–1300; Middle English < Old North French gardinier (Old French jardinier). See garden, -er2
Related formsun·der·gar·den·er, noun
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grower, horticulturist, caretaker, seedsman, nurseryman, landscaper, greenskeeper

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British Dictionary definitions for gardener

gardener

noun
  1. a person who works in or takes care of a garden as an occupation or pastime
  2. any bowerbird of the genus Amblyornis
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Word Origin and History for gardener

n.

c.1300 (early 12c. as a surname), from Old North French *gardinier (12c., Modern French jardinier), from gardin (see garden). Cf. German Gärtner. An Old English word for it was wyrtweard, literally "plant-guard."

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