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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.
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     2. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.
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              I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy,
              The pleasant garden of great Italy.   --Shak.
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     Note: Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
           compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden
           walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse.
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     Garden+balsam,+an+ornamental+plant+({Impatiens+Balsamina">Garden balsam, an ornamental plant ({Impatiens Balsamina).
     Garden engine, a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bear \Bear\ (b[^a]r), n. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer,
     OHG. bero, pero, G. b[aum]r, Icel. & Sw. bj["o]rn, and
     possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh`r beast, Skr. bhalla
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     1. (Zool.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the
        closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora,
        but they live largely on fruit and insects.
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     Note: The European brown bear ({Ursus arctos), the white
           polar bear ({Ursus maritimus), the grizzly bear
           ({Ursus horribilis), the American black bear, and its
           variety the cinnamon bear ({Ursus Americanus), the
           Syrian bear ({Ursus Syriacus), and the sloth bear, are
           among the notable species.
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     2. (Zool.) An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in
        form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear;
        ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
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     3. (Astron.) One of two constellations in the northern
        hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the
        Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
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     4. Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
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     5. (Stock Exchange) A person who sells stocks or securities
        for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the
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     Note: The bears and bulls of the Stock Exchange, whose
           interest it is, the one to depress, and the other to
           raise, stocks, are said to be so called in allusion to
           the bear's habit of pulling down, and the bull's of
           tossing up.
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     6. (Mach.) A portable punching machine.
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     7. (Naut.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to
        scour the deck.
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     Australian bear. (Zool.) See Koala.
     Bear baiting, the sport of baiting bears with dogs.
     Bear caterpillar (Zool.), the hairy larva of a moth, esp.
        of the genus Euprepia.
     Bear garden.
        (a) A place where bears are kept for diversion or
        (b) Any place where riotous conduct is common or
            permitted. --M. Arnold.
     Bear leader, one who leads about a performing bear for
        money; hence, a facetious term for one who takes charge of
        a young man on his travels.
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