per·​go·​la | \ˈpər-gə-lə, pər-ˈgō- \

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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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 The patio has been there since the pub opened some five years ago, but only last year a massive decorative pergola was added to shelter diners. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 great restaurants in Greendale, West Allis with outdoor seating (and some old favorites)," 14 June 2018 Outside, an enormous wisteria arbor encloses a pergola overlooking the pool. Shannon Rooney,, "Three suburban Philly pools fit for an epic staycation," 5 June 2018 On the first floor, these windows and doors provide sweeping views of a covered stone patio overlooking the free-form gunite pool and hot tub with a waterfall, an imposing pergola, a fire pit, and a grill. Joan Walden,, "Property of the Week: 485 Deercliff Road, Avon," 20 Oct. 2017 An employee of a business in the 2500 block of Chestnut Avenue told police June 19 that someone used a saw to cut 55 mature vines off the posts of a pergola. Alexandra Kukulka,, "Police: $10,000 in mature vines cut off business' pergola," 29 June 2018 Clark carefully considered the direction of the pergola’s wood slats, spaced just so to provide shade for the patio but allow light to stream into the house. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Parents add a modern wing to their son’s Vermont farmhouse," 15 June 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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