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Definition: Bear garden
(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
1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of
herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.
2. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.
I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy,
The pleasant garden of great Italy. --Shak.
Note: Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden
walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse.
, an ornamental plant (Impatiens Balsamina
, a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering
(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.
(a) A summer house. --Beau. & Fl.
(b) A privy. [Southern U.S.]
, the raising on a small scale of seeds,
fruits, vegetables, etc., for sale.
or Garden mould
, rich, mellow earth which is
fit for a garden. --Mortimer.
, a cast nail, used for fastening vines to brick
, a net for covering fruits trees, vines, etc.,
to protect them from birds.
, a social party held out of doors, within the
grounds or garden attached to a private residence.
, a plot appropriated to a garden.
, a watering pot.
, a garden engine; a barrow pump.
, large shears, for clipping trees and hedges,
, (Zo["o]l.), the diadem spider (Epeira diadema
), common in gardens, both in Europe and America.
It spins a geometrical web. See Geometric spider
, a stand for flower pots.
, vegetables raised in a garden. [Colloq.]
, a syringe for watering plants, sprinkling
them with solutions for destroying insects, etc.
, vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]
, garden truck. [Obs.] --Mortimer.
, Botanic garden
, etc. See under Bear
. See under Hanging
, a garden where vegetables are cultivated
for household use.
, a piece of ground where vegetable are
cultivated to be sold in the markets for table use.
(b[^a]r), n. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer,
OHG. bero, pero, G. b["a]r, Icel. & Sw. bj["o]rn, and
possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh`r beast, Skr. bhalla
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of the genus Ursus
, and of the
closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora
but they live largely on fruit and insects.
Note: The European brown bear (Ursus arctos
), the white
polar bear (Ursus maritimus
), the grizzly bear
), the American black bear, and its
variety the cinnamon bear (Ursus Americanus
Syrian bear (Ursus Syriacus
), and the sloth bear, are
among the notable species.
2. (Zo["o]l.) 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.
3. (Astron.) One of two constellations in the northern
hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear
, or Ursa Major
and Ursa Minor
4. Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
5. (Stock Exchange) A person who sells stocks or securities
for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the
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
6. (Mach.) A portable punching machine.
7. (Naut.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to
scour the deck.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Koala
, the sport of baiting bears with dogs.
(Zo["o]l.), the hairy larva of a moth,
esp. of the genus Euprepia
(a) A place where bears are kept for diversion or
(b) Any place where riotous conduct is common or
permitted. --M. Arnold.
, 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.