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orchard

(Encyclopedia) orchard, generally an area on which fruit or nut trees are planted and cultivated. The words grove and plantation are often used when the fruits are…

orchard grass

(Encyclopedia) orchard grass or cocksfoot, widely distributed perennial grass ( Dactylis glomerata ) native to Eurasia and N Africa and extensively naturalized in the United…

Orchard House

Orchard House Concord, Massachusetts Author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) lived in Orchard House with her family for nearly 20 years and is thought to have written her classic novel Little…

Old Orchard Beach

(Encyclopedia) Old Orchard Beach, town (1990 pop. 7,789), York co., SW Maine, on the Atlantic coast; settled c.1631, inc. 1883. For many years a popular summer resort, it has a beach…

Orchard by Hilda Doolittle

OrchardI saw the first pear As it fell — The honey-seeking, golden-banded, The yellow swarm Was not more fleet than I, (Spare us from loveliness) And I fell prostrate Crying: You have flayed…

Brewer's: Orchard

properly means a kitchen garden, a yard for herbs. (Saxon, ortgeard- i.e. wort-yard.) Wort enters into the names of numerous herbs, as mug-wort, liver-wort, spleen-wort, etc. The hortyard…

Orchard COOK, Congress, MA (1763-1819)

COOK, Orchard, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Mass., March 24, 1763; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; assessor of Pownal Borough in 1786; town…

Roy Orchard WOODRUFF, Congress, MI (1876-1953)

WOODRUFF, Roy Orchard, a Representative from Michigan; born at Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich., March 14, 1876; attended the common schools and the high school of Eaton Rapids; apprenticed…

cocksfoot

(Encyclopedia) cocksfoot: see orchard grass .

Chautauqua Lake

(Encyclopedia) Chautauqua Lake shətô´kwə [key], 18 mi (29 km) long and from 1 to 3 mi (1.6–4.8 km) wide, W N.Y., SW of Buffalo, in a resort, vineyarding, and orcharding area.…