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It is a name of good wishes and affection, refers to the tropical flower Gardenia. The term was created in 1757 based on the family name of the Scottish naturalist Alexander Garden. The etymology of the word “garden” derives from the Middle English “gardin”, from the Northern French word "gardin" (Modern French: jardin), which in turn derives from the Proto-Germanic “*gardaz-“, meaning “court, yard, enclosure, garden, protection, refuge”.

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