This is the full read-only archive of the "Ask the Wordwizard" section of the original Wordwizard site. The responses to the questions originate from Jonathon Green, the compiler of the Cassell Dictionary of Slang and numerous other dictionaries.
I have to write a paper of the meaning of the garden in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter". I would like to know about the history of the word garden. What did it originally mean? How has it's definition changed? I want to know as much about the word "garden" as possible...ACCESS_POST_ACTIONS
Submitted by Sarrah Denison (San Francisco - U.S.A.)
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