The Persian word pardes means "garden" or "paradise". Pardes were designed by rulers as places of leisure and relaxation and large areas were planted with trees and used to maintain wildlife for hunting preserves. The Greeks translated pardes incorrectly so we now use the word "park". The Old French word for park is parc and later parricus. English law described a park as "an enclosed piece of ground stocked with beasts of the chase, held by prescription of the king's grant."
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