- a part of Richmond, in Greater London, England: famous botanical gardens (Kew Gardens).
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Examples from the Web for kew
In 1964, Kitty Genovese, living in Kew Gardens, Queens, was fatally stabbed while crying out for help.Penn State’s Tragedy Enabled by Coaches and Others Who Looked Away
November 12, 2011
The road, in fact, combines the advantages of Kew and Whitechapel.Novel Notes
Jerome K. Jerome
He would vow he couldn't, he must get back to Kew to do his article.Nights
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
In the museum at Kew Gardens a Juruparis in its outer casing may be seen.Chatterbox, 1906
It may be seen in flower in March in the orchid-house at Kew.The Heart of Nature
By any chance have you at Kew any odd varieties of the common potato?More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
- part of the Greater London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, on the River Thames: famous for Kew Gardens (the Royal Botanic Gardens), established in 1759 and given to the nation in 1841
Word Origin and History for kew
1939, as a clipped form of thank you.
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