Meaning of market garden

mar'ket gar"den

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a garden or farm for growing vegetables to be shipped esp. to local or nearby markets. Cf.
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  3. (caps.)the Allied code name for the unsuccessful invasion of Holland by British and American airborne and infantry forces on September 17, 1944.
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