exedra


ex·e·dra

noun \ˈek-sə-drə\
plural ex·e·drae\-ˌdrē, -ˌdrī\ or ex·e·dras

Definition of EXEDRA

1
:  a room (as in a temple or house) in ancient Greece and Rome used for conversation and formed by an open or columned recess often semicircular in shape and furnished with seats
2
:  a large outdoor nearly semicircular seat with a solid back

Origin of EXEDRA

Latin, from Greek, from ex- + hedra seat — more at sit
First Known Use: 1659

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