a part of Richmond, in Greater London, England: famous botanical gardens (Kew Gardens).

Can be confusedcue Kew queue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of kew

  • 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.


    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • In the museum at Kew Gardens a Juruparis in its outer casing may be seen.

  • It may be seen in flower in March in the orchid-house at Kew.

    The Heart of Nature

    Francis Younghusband

  • By any chance have you at Kew any odd varieties of the common potato?

British Dictionary definitions for kew



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
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Word Origin and History for kew

1939, as a clipped form of thank you.

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