- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. herbary, nursery, pleasance; flower beds. See agriculture.II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. vegetable patch, plot, bed, border, cultivated area, enclosure, field, truck garden, herb garden, rock garden, rose garden, Victory garden, formal garden, kitchen garden, hotbed, cold frame, greenhouse, patio, terrace, backyard, conservatory, nursery, flower garden, water garden, hanging garden, floating garden, cactus garden, desert garden, cottage garden, English garden, Japanese garden, botanical garden, arboretum, garden spot, oasis.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.vegetable garden, flower garden, herb garden, plot, bed, patch, nursery. The richer realm.''—Alice Brown. ''The purest of human pleasures.''—Francis Bacon. ''The best place to seek God . . . you can dig for Him there.''—George Bernard Shaw.WORD FIND• cultivation science: horticulture• enclosed garden: garth• fertilizer: bone meal, manure, compost• first: Eden• glass container, small garden in: terrarium• greenhouse display: conservatory• greenhouse-like box, small: cold frame• Japanese teahouse, bonsai, water: tea garden, Japanese garden• pest: aphid, cutworm, borer, Japanese beetle, slug• pleasure ground or garden on an estate: pleasance• protective organic cover of straw, leaves, peat moss: mulch• rock: rock garden, rockery• section: bed, plot• sheltered from elements: greenhouse, hothouse• shrubs sculpted into shapes of animals, objects: topiary• skill for growing: green thumb• soil: humus, loam• soilless growing method using nutrient-rich solution: hydroponics• tool: hoe, trowel, rake, sprinkler• tree and shrub: arbor, arboretum• wartime garden grown to boost food production: victory garden• watering: irrigationIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Being of no special quality or type: average, common, commonplace, cut-and-dried, formulaic, garden-variety, indifferent, mediocre, ordinary, plain, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, stock, undistinguished, unexceptional, unremarkable. See GOOD, USUAL.
English dictionary for students. 2013.