dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


3 definitions found
 for garden truck
From 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy,
              The pleasant garden of great Italy.   --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
           compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden
           walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Garden+balsam,+an+ornamental+plant+({Impatiens+Balsamina">Garden balsam, an ornamental plant ({Impatiens Balsamina).
        
  
     Garden engine, a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering
        gardens.
  
     Garden glass.
        (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.
  
     Garden house
        (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
        walls. --Knight.
  
     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,
        pruning, etc.
  
     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
        Spider web.
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Truck \Truck\, n. [Cf. F. troc.]
     1. Exchange of commodities; barter. --Hakluyt.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade;
        small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden
        vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; --
        called also truck system.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Garden truck, vegetables raised for market. [Colloq.] [U.
        S.]
  
     Truck farming, raising vegetables for market: market
        gardening. [Colloq. U. S.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  garden truck
      n 1: fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market [syn:
           produce, green goods, green groceries, garden
           truck]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org