a person who owns, manages, or cultivates an orchard.

Origin of orchardist

First recorded in 1785–95; orchard + -ist
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Examples from the Web for orchardist

Historical Examples of orchardist

  • So they shut up the rivers in the caons and the day of the orchardist began.


    Mary Austin

  • How does this conservation of moisture aid the farmer and orchardist?

  • Cold storage will solve this difficulty of the orchardist; we hope it will prove a success.

    The Apple


  • Though a good apple it is one more deserving the attention of the orchardist than the fruit gardener.

    British Pomology

    Robert Hogg

  • The more thoroughly the preparation of the soil, the greater will be the success of the orchardist.

    American Pomology

    J. A. Warder