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From Middle English gardener, from Anglo-Norman and Old Northern French gardinier. See garden.

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gardener (plural gardeners)

  1. One who gardens; one who grows plants or cultivates a garden.
    "Ponder the fact that God has made you a gardener, to root out vice and to plant virtue." — St. Catherine of Siena
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      At the far end of the houses the head gardener stood waiting for his mistress, and he gave her strips of bass to tie up her nosegay. This she did slowly and laboriously, with knuckly old fingers that shook.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Northern French gardinier; equivalent to gardyn +‎ -er.

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  • IPA(key): /ɡarˈdinər(ə)/, /ˈɡardənər(ə)/

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gardener (plural gardineris)

  1. gardener (one who tends a garden)
  2. (figuratively) A tender of one's heart.

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