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garden variety


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garden variety
     1. adj. Ordinary, common, or unexceptional.
           I can usually recover from a garden variety cold with rest and fluids.
     1. n. An outdoor area containing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food or ornamental purposes.
           a vegetable garden  a flower garden
     2. n.          (in the plural) Such an ornamental place to which the public have access.
                   You can spend the afternoon walking around the town gardens.
     3. n.          (attributive) Taking place in, or used in, such a garden.
     1. n. The quality of being varied; diversity.
           Variety is the spice of life.
     2. n. A specific variation of something.
     3. n. A number of different things.
     4. n. A state of constant change.

Example Sentences

The new bug is more virulent than the garden variety strain. 

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