Pergola definition

pûrgə-lə
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An arbor or a passageway of columns supporting a roof of trelliswork on which climbing plants are trained to grow.
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An arbor, esp. one with an open roof of cross rafters or latticework supported on posts or columns, usually with climbing vines.
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A framework in the form of a passageway of columns that supports a trelliswork roof; used to support and train climbing plants.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pergola
Plural:
pergolas

Origin of pergola

  • Italian from Latin pergula

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian pergola, from Latin pergula.

    From Wiktionary