1. [syn: orchard grass, cocksfoot, cockspur, Dactylis glomerata]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Orchard \Or"chard\, n. [AS. ortgeard, wyrtgeard, lit., wortyard,
i. e., a yard for herbs; wyrt herb + geard yard. See Wort,
1. A garden. [Obs.]
2. An inclosure containing fruit trees; also, the fruit
trees, collectively; -- used especially of apples,
peaches, pears, cherries, plums, or the like, less
frequently of nutbearing trees and of sugar maple trees.
Orchard grass (Bot.), a tall coarse grass (Dactylis
glomerata), introduced into the United States from
Europe. It grows usually in shady places, and is of value
for forage and hay.
Orchard house (Hort.), a glazed structure in which fruit
trees are reared in pots.
Orchard oriole (Zool.), a bright-colored American oriole
(Icterus spurius), which frequents orchards. It is
smaller and darker thah the Baltimore oriole.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: widely grown stout Old World hay and pasture grass [syn:
orchard grass, cocksfoot, cockspur, Dactylis