a garden ...c950 obs.
from Old English leahtun, from earlier leactun, a garden,
from leac leek + tun enclosure, farm, settlement
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
"...woes monn sende in lehtune"
From: Lindisfarne Gospels, c950
...And I have met with several British Words that are still in use,
such as Laghton for a Garden, which I take to be
a Bed, or Hillock, of Leeks"
From: The Itinerary of John Leland
By: Richard Richardson, a1700
• A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles,
James Murray, 1887-1933
• Dictionary of Early English,
Joseph Shipley, 1955