Definition of pergola in English:

pergola

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəːgələ
 
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noun

  • An arched structure in a garden or park consisting of a framework covered with climbing or trailing plants.
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    • Let it climb a tree in a wild garden or cover a pergola or hide a chain-link fence.
    • In the extensive grounds are terraced lawns, stonework with feature arches, rose-covered pergolas, a kitchen garden, woodland walks, a stone-built pavilion, greenhouses and even a tennis court.
    • Raise new plants from seeds or cuttings, and by layering, and provide support with trellises, pergolas and other structures.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Italian, from Latin pergula 'projecting roof', from pergere 'come or go forward'.

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