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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