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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A good plant for shade, it makes an attractive edging to the border under our pergola.
▪ Imagine the effect of a pergola, ablaze with laburnum.
▪ The patio gets a southern exposure, and a pergola shades about 75 percent of the midday sun.
▪ Their pool was oval-shaped and illuminated at night by carriage-lamps, fixed to the posts of the pergola which surrounded it.
▪ They find it difficult to build a home for their babies in a Dimmock water feature or a teak pergola.
▪ They finished their drinks and as they got up from the table Fernando plucked a sprig of jasmine from the pergola.
▪ To provide vertical emphasis and break the line of those surrounding walls, pergolas and a rose covered arbour have been introduced.
▪ Wisteria branches, for example, eventually grow to tree-size width and are meant for the sturdiest pergolas and arbors.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pergola \Per"go*la\, n. [It., fr. L. pergula shed, shop, vine arbor.] Lit., an arbor or bower; specif.: (Italian art) An arbor or trellis treated architecturally, as with stone columns or similar massive structure.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

latticework structure for climbing plants, 1670s, from Italian pergola, from Latin pergula "school, lecture room; projecting roof, vine arbor," of uncertain origin; perhaps from pergere "to come forward."


n. A framework in the form of a passageway of columns that supports a trelliswork roof; used to support and train climbing plants


n. a framework that supports climbing plants; "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park" [syn: arbor, arbour, bower]


A pergola is a garden feature forming a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice, often upon which woody vines are trained. The origin of the word is the Late Latin pergula, referring to a projecting eave. As a type of gazebo, it may also be an extension of a building or serve as protection for an open terrace or a link between pavilions. They are different from green tunnels. Pergolas are sometimes confused with arbours, and the terms are often used interchangeably. An arbour (or arbor in the USA) is generally regarded as a wooden bench seat with a roof, usually enclosed by lattice panels forming a framework for climbing plants. A pergola, on the other hand, is a much larger and more open structure and does not normally include integral seating.

Pergola (album)

Pergola is the second studio album by Johan, released in 2001, five years after their debut album Johan. Both albums were released on the record label Excelsior Recordings. The album was well received by the press. On May 6, 2002, the album was released with a different cover in Germany.

Pergola (disambiguation)

A pergola is a type of garden feature. It can also refer to a structure that resembles a garden pergola as, for example, the "pergola" in Seattle's Pioneer Square.

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Usage examples of "pergola".

They had it all to themselves, and it was filled with things that Bernard liked--inequalities of level, with mossy steps connecting them, rose-trees trained upon old brick walls, horizontal trellises arranged like Italian pergolas, and here and there a towering poplar, looking as if it had survived from some more primitive stage of culture, with its stiff boughs motionless and its leaves forever trembling.

It is full moon here, and last night I was out on the pergola for hours, staring away at the shining blankness that hides so much.

She had a lily-pond and a rosery and many pergolas, and what promised in twenty years to be a fine yew-walk.

The architecture of the station is oddly informal, gloomy but unserious, and mostly resembles a pergola, cottage or summer house although this is a climate of harsh winters.

Throughout the years, it remained a dazzling white fortress of taste and calm, with an elegant double bowfront, striped emerald lawns, pergolas and a maze, and garish red and blue flags fluttering brazenly between pyramids of hyacinths all along its battlements.

The colorful Timshel plants and trees had been cut down and hauled away, the statues had been toppled or removed, the bandstands and benches and pergolas were no more.

But there were no waiting Madonnas under the pergola, and the air of the early spring morning blew chill from the Lido, almost with an intimation of failure to his sensitive mood.

We flew past the Pergolas Caves, well-known and visited by tourists, past the checkerboard of farms and orchards.

Heath Hall had a craggy range of rock garden and a Dutch garden and an Italian rose garden and what its maker might have meant for a Japanese garden, and arbours and pergolas and statues spattered among them, and, farther on, borders of lilies and perennials led up to carpet bedding and beds of geraniums and calceolarias.

The noon sun pounded down, turning the blue tile of the floor pale, drawing knife edges of shadow around the topiaries and pergolas.

I perceived low white walls surrounding an immaculately swept courtyard of plain tile brick, decorated with flowers in earthen pots upon the sill, jasmine bloomed along the unvarnished beams of an axe-hewn pergola.