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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Or’chard
 
properly means a kitchen garden, a yard for herbs. (Saxon, ortgeardi.e. wort-yard.) Wort enters into the names of numerous herbs, as mug-wort, liver-wort, spleen-wort, etc.   1
       
“The hortyard entering [he] admires the fair
And pleasant fruits.”
       
Sandys.
 


 Or’ca.Or’cus. 

 
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