peristyle


peri·style

noun \ˈper-ə-ˌstī(-ə)l\

Definition of PERISTYLE

1
:  a colonnade surrounding a building or court
2
:  an open space enclosed by a colonnade

Origin of PERISTYLE

French péristyle, from Latin peristylum, from Greek peristylon, from neuter of peristylos surrounded by a colonnade, from peri- + stylos pillar — more at steer
First Known Use: 1612

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