winter garden

  1. an outdoor garden maintained during the winter with hardy plants.

  2. a conservatory devoted to the cultivation of winter-blooming plants.

Origin of winter garden

First recorded in 1775–85

Words Nearby winter garden Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use winter garden in a sentence

  • Round the corner of the villa remote from the winter-garden, was a long stone terrace upon which many windows opened.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The tall, lithe figure in its gray dress glided into view, and stood relieved against the green background of the winter-garden.

    The New Magdalen | Wilkie Collins
  • Bessie Fairfax was half bewildered amongst its magnificences, but its winter-garden was to her the greatest wonder of all.

  • For the winter-garden I have no responsibility: Polly has entire charge of it.

  • The March breeze is chilly: but I can be always warm if I like in my winter-garden.

    Prose Idylls | Charles Kingsley

British Dictionary definitions for winter garden

winter garden

  1. a garden of evergreen plants and plants that flower in winter

  2. a conservatory in which flowers are grown in winter

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