exedra

noun ex·e·dra \ ˈek-sə-drə \

Definition of exedra

plural exedrae play \ˈek-sə-ˌdrē, -ˌdrī\ or exedras
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 and Etymology of exedra

Latin, from Greek, from ex- + hedra seat — more at sit


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