per·​go·​la | \ ˈpər-gə-lə How to pronounce pergola (audio) , pər-ˈgō- How to pronounce pergola (audio) \

Definition of pergola

1 : arbor, trellis
2 : a structure usually consisting of parallel colonnades supporting an open roof of girders and cross rafters

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The home sits on more than three acres of perfectly manicured gardens and lawns, a gazebo and pergola, plenty of shade trees, and a picturesque pool. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "The Georgia Mansion That Inspired “Gone With the Wind” Heads to Auction," 27 June 2019 Typical choices are against a wall, fence, trellis or pergola. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "How to grow fruit trees — even in a tiny Bay Area garden," 19 June 2019 Behind it, two lines of Doric pillars support a long pergola, recreated from pieces of the old. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Kresge mansion, one of Detroit's largest, is about to hit the market," 8 June 2019 Jeffers also will add a two-story deck and pergola in the church's rear parking lot. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Conversion of historic downtown Milwaukee St. James Church to event venue wins city approval," 10 July 2018 The house itself is simple and rustic; a small grove of orange trees and a shady pergola, dripping with plump grapes ripe for the picking, offer seductive shade in which to sip your aperitivo, lounge and catch up on holiday reading. Skye Mcalpine, Vogue, "Pistachio Pesto and Almond Granita: Skye McAlpine Discovers the Tastes of the Aeolian Islands," 23 Aug. 2018 Floor-to-ceiling windows let light into the main living and dining areas, and the master bedroom looks out onto a lovely patio area with pergola. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Renovated midcentury near Las Vegas wants $437K," 2 Nov. 2018 Other features include a lower level with a rec room and a private office, a formal dining room, a backyard with a pergola and a newer two-car garage. Bob Goldsborough,, "WBBM-Ch. 2 anchor Suzanne Le Mignot lists Albany Park home for $535,000," 10 Aug. 2017 The space is outfitted with wood decking, glass railings, comfy couches, and a pergola. Adele Chapin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Washington, D.C.," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of pergola

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pergola

Italian, from Latin pergula

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