kailyard

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kail +‎ yard

Noun[edit]

kailyard (plural kailyards)

  1. (Scotland) A kitchen garden.
    • 1860–62, J.F. Campbell, "The Widow and Her Daughters", Popular Tales of the West Highlands, Vol. II:
      There was formerly a poor widow, and she had three daughters, and all she had to feed them was a kailyard. There was a great gray horse who was coming every day to the yard to eat the kail.