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 for Market garden
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 :

  Market \Mar"ket\, n. [Akin to D. markt, OHG. mark[=a]t,
     merk[=a]t, G. markt; all fr.L. mercatus trade, market place,
     fr. mercari, p. p. mercatus, to trade, traffic, merx, mercis,
     ware, merchandise, prob. akin to merere to deserve, gain,
     acquire: cf. F. march['e]. See Merit, and cf. Merchant,
     1. A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place,
        for the purpose of buying and selling (as cattle,
        provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and
        not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every
        week; a farmers' market.
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              He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares
              At wakes, and wassails, meetings, markets, fairs.
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              Three women and a goose make a market. --Old Saying.
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     2. A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large
        building, where a market is held; a market place or market
        house; esp., a place where provisions are sold.
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              There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool.
                                                    --John v. 2.
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     3. An opportunity for selling or buying anything; demand, as
        shown by price offered or obtainable; as, to find a market
        for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in
        that region; India is a market for English goods; there
        are none for sale on the market; the best price on the
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              There is a third thing to be considered: how a
              market can be created for produce, or how production
              can be limited to the capacities of the market. --J.
                                                    S. Mill.
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     4. Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull
        market; a slow market.
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     5. The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market
        price. Hence: Value; worth.
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              What is a man
              If his chief good and market of his time
              Be but to sleep and feed?             --Shak.
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     6. (Eng. Law) The privelege granted to a town of having a
        public market.
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     7. A specified group of potential buyers, or a region in
        which goods may be sold; a town, region, or country, where
        the demand exists; as, the under-30 market; the New Jersey
     Note: Market is often used adjectively, or in forming
           compounds of obvious meaning; as, market basket, market
           day, market folk, market house, marketman, market
           place, market price, market rate, market wagon, market
           woman, and the like.
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     Market beater, a swaggering bully; a noisy braggart. [Obs.]
     Market bell, a bell rung to give notice that buying and
        selling in a market may begin. [Eng.] --Shak.
     Market cross, a cross set up where a market is held.
     Market garden, a garden in which vegetables are raised for
     Market gardening, the raising of vegetables for market.
     Market place, an open square or place in a town where
        markets or public sales are held.
     Market town, a town that has the privilege of a stated
        public market.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  market garden
      n 1: a garden where fruit and vegetables are grown for marketing

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