This year, my garden has produced a good number of herbs and vegetables for my family, but even more for the squirrels! The word Harvest comes from an Old English word, hærvest, meaning “autumn.” The Proto-Indo-European root the word derives from is *kerp– “to gather, to pluck.”
Here is a collection of my fruit and vegetable etymology memes. Enjoy!
Word Origins, by John Ayto
The Diner’s Dictionary, by John Ayto