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pergola (PUHR-guh-luh) noun

An arbor formed of columns supporting trelliswork on which climbing plants are often trained.

[From Italian pergola, from Latin pergula (projecting roof).]

Here are pictures of pergolas.

"The newest addition to the playground is a beautiful wooden pergola, which has seating areas and plants."
Class Act: Kirkheaton Primary School; The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (UK); Jun 25, 2003.

"The garden consists of a Great War stone surrounded by circular fountains, which in turn are enclosed by pairs of 'book rooms' and pergolas."
30 Things to Do in Dublin Before You Die; Dublin Daily (Ireland); Jun 18, 2003.

This week's theme: words from architecture.


The great tragedy of science -- the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. -Thomas Huxley, biologist and writer (1825-1895)

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