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pergola

a horizontal trellis or framework, supported on posts, that carries climbing plants and may form a covered walk
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Pergola

A garden structure consisting of an open wooden-framed roof, often latticed and supported by regularly spaced posts or columns and often covered by climbing plants to shade a walk or passageway.
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Pergola

 

an arbor or a lightly trellised passageway of arches or pillars. Pergolas provide shelter from the heat. In 16th-century terraced gardens that were almost devoid of shade and in the 17th- and 18th-century formal parks, pergolas were three-dimensional accents against a background of plants pruned to appear as wall-like espaliers. They are used today in parks.

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pergola

1. A garden structure with an open wooden-framed roof, often latticed, supported by regularly spaced posts or columns. The structure, often covered by climbing plants such as vines or roses, shades a walk or passageway.
2. A colonnade which has such a structure.
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