Middle English Dictionary Entry

vīne-yē̆rd n.
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(a) A vineyard; also, a pictorial representation of a vineyard [quot. a1398]; ~ of plesire, ?a vineyard designed for recreational or aesthetic purposes; ~ silver, a customary rent paid for commutation of vineyard work; (b) fig. and in fig. contexts; (c) a plant of the genus Vitis, a vine; also fig.; vine-yerdes sed, ?grape seed; (d) mil. = vinet n.(2); (e) in surnames; (f) in place names.