1. [syn: garden spider, Aranea diademata]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Garden \Gar"den\ (g[aum]r"d'n; 277), n. [OE. gardin, OF. gardin,
jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G.
garten; akin to AS. geard. See Yard an inclosure.]
1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of
herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.
2. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.
I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy,
The pleasant garden of great Italy. --Shak.
Note: Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden
walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse.
Garden balsam, an ornamental plant (Impatiens Balsamina).
Garden engine, a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering
(a) A bell glass for covering plants.
(b) A globe of dark-colored glass, mounted on a pedestal,
to reflect surrounding objects; -- much used as an
ornament in gardens in Germany.
(a) A summer house. --Beau. & Fl.
(b) A privy. [Southern U.S.]
Garden husbandry, the raising on a small scale of seeds,
fruits, vegetables, etc., for sale.
Garden mold or Garden mould, rich, mellow earth which is
fit for a garden. --Mortimer.
Garden nail, a cast nail, used for fastening vines to brick
Garden net, a net for covering fruits trees, vines, etc.,
to protect them from birds.
Garden party, a social party held out of doors, within the
grounds or garden attached to a private residence.
Garden plot, a plot appropriated to a garden.
Garden pot, a watering pot.
Garden pump, a garden engine; a barrow pump.
Garden shears, large shears, for clipping trees and hedges,
Garden spider, (Zool.), the diadem spider (Epeira
diadema), common in gardens, both in Europe and America.
It spins a geometrical web. See Geometric spider, and
Garden stand, a stand for flower pots.
Garden stuff, vegetables raised in a garden. [Colloq.]
Garden syringe, a syringe for watering plants, sprinkling
them with solutions for destroying insects, etc.
Garden truck, vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]
Garden ware, garden truck. [Obs.] --Mortimer.
Bear garden, Botanic garden, etc. See under Bear, etc.
Hanging garden. See under Hanging.
Kitchen garden, a garden where vegetables are cultivated
for household use.
Market garden, a piece of ground where vegetable are
cultivated to be sold in the markets for table use.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a spider common in European gardens [syn: garden spider,