The previous garden jargon quiz was so much fun, we’re doing it again. In case you missed the explanation last time, here it is again. (If you remember the previous quiz, just skip ahead.)
How well do you know your gardening terms? As with most groups of people with a specific hobby or occupation, those who garden have a specialized vocabulary—our garden jargon. We often use words that other people might not understand—or will they?
I’ve taken a series of gardening terms that have other meanings not related to gardening. For example, a bed can be a place we sleep—or a landscaped area, often filled with flowers.
I’ve picked ten such words plus an extra-tricky bonus word. They have a “normal” meaning, and also a specific, garden-related definition. I’ve given you the definitions that don’t pertain to plants. Can you come up with the garden-related word? Extra points if you know what it means in a garden context. I’ll post the answers next Monday at the end of the article. And by the way, the above photo is a clue to one of the questions.
- An article of personal property included in an inherited estate.
- A covered compartment for luggage and storage, generally at the rear of an automobile.
- A movable bar or rod that when slid into a socket fastens a door, gate, etc.
- Money or property risked in a wager or gambling game.
- An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for fun.
- An immoral or dissolute person; a libertine.
- Watery; flowing with relative ease.
- A descendant or heir.
- A kind of dried stone fruit.
- The top of your head, or the top of a hat.
Bonus word: A place of punishment used by the pilgrims.