dress (v.) Old form(s): dresse , drest
[of land] cultivate, tend, look after
R2 III.iv.56[Gardener to Second Man, of King Richard] what pity is it / That he had not so trimmed and dressed his land / As we this garden!
R2 III.iv.73[Queen Isabel to Gardener] Thou, old Adam's likeness, set to dress this garden
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