ORCHARD (פַּרְדֵּס, H7236, a Pers. loan word, a walled-in enclosure). Plantations of fruit trees, esp. of pomegranates, were well-known in ancient Bible lands.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
(1) pardec, from Old Persian, "a walled-in enclosure"; paradeisos, a word in classical Greek applied to the garden of Babylon (Diodorus Siculus xi.10) and to a game park (Xenophon, Anab. i.2, 7). See
(2) kepos, "garden" or "orchard": "a white thorn in an orchard" (Baruch 6:71).