al·​lée | \ ä-ˈlā How to pronounce allée (audio) , a-\

Definition of allée

: a walkway lined with trees or tall shrubs

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With its allees of shady trees and easy-to-follow formal layout, the Giardini is the yang to the yin of Venice proper, a maze of passageways, pavement and small piazzas called campi. Blair Kamin,, "Column: Letter from Venice: A precarious paradise, engaged in a longtime dialogue with Chicago," 5 July 2019 That motif, plus the accompanying allee with enough space to seat 100 plus people, makes this contemporary backyard a posh party space. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "9 One-Of-A-Kind Backyards," 15 Apr. 2014 The allees have been replanted with 168 native little-leaf linden trees, variety Greenspire, which will be clipped into an aerial hedge. The Washington Post,, "This is what a $90 million water fountain looks like," 29 May 2017

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First Known Use of allée

1759, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allée

French, from Middle French alee — more at alley

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The first known use of allée was in 1759

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