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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Italian, mid-17th century


An arched structure in a garden or park consisting of a framework covered with climbing or trailing plants.

Examples of Pergola in a sentence

"The wedding took place under the pergola covered in ivy and white flowers."

"The only thing left in the garden was the wooden pergola."

About Pergola

In the 17th century, "pergola" was borrowed from the Italians, but the word was originally Latin — "pergula" meant "projecting roof."

Did you Know?

You might know your landscaping as the bushes, trees, and flowers around your yard, but what about hardscaping? A hardscape is a human-made feature used in landscape architecture, such as a path or a wall. You can also have structures, including pergolas, arbors, or gazebos.

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