Part of speech: noun
Origin: Italian, mid-17th century
An archway in a garden or park consisting of a framework covered with trained 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."
Popularity Over Time
In the 17th century, pergola was borrowed from the Italians, but the word was originally Latin, "Pergula" meant projecting roof. Maybe you can plant your arugula under the pergola in the garden.
Did you Know?
You know your landscaping as the bushes, trees, and flowers around your yard, but what about hardscaping? A hardscape is a man-made feature used in landscape architecture, such as paths or walls. You can also have structures like a pergola, arbor, or gazebo.