hortus conclusus

Latin noun phrase
hor·​tus con·​clu·​sus | \ ˈhȯr-təs-kȯn-ˈklü-səs How to pronounce hortus conclusus (audio) \

Definition of hortus conclusus

: enclosed garden used especially for depictions of the Virgin Mary in an enclosed garden symbolizing her virginity

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“Hortus conclusus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hortus%20conclusus. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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