[ gahrd-ner ]
/ ˈgɑrd nər /


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

Origin of gardener

1250–1300; Middle English < Old North French gardinier (Old French jardinier). See garden, -er2
Related formsun·der·gar·den·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gardener


/ (ˈɡɑːdnə) /


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



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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