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

Definition of pergola

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Down $54,000 from its original asking price, this 96-year-old home opens to an entertainer’s backyard with a wood deck, pergola, decorative bridge and fruit trees. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "On sale: What price-reduced homes $950,000 buys right now in three L.A. County cities," 2 Jan. 2020 Two nearly equally-sized buildings would be constructed next to each and connected with a pergola to create an L-shape, offering up 20,600 square feet of space. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, "Developer plans restaurants, coffee shop, daycare and more for entrance to Viking Lakes campus in Eagan," 29 Nov. 2019 Additional amenities include designer bathrooms, a wet bar and an outdoor living area with a pergola, fireplace and professional lighting. Dallas News, "Irving | Las Colinas | Coppell office highlights homes," 12 Jan. 2020 Perhaps the most impressive feature of the house is its grand rooftop terrace, complete with a pergola shade structure, landscaped sitting area and synthetic lawn. Randy Tucker,, "On The Market: $2.7M Mount Adams house with panoramic views could be home for the holidays," 30 Dec. 2019 Outdoor space includes a bluestone patio with a built-in grill, pergola, yard and landscaping., "10,000-square-foot Lakeview mansion with heated driveway: $4.2M," 24 Oct. 2019 The pergola is located in Coe Lake Park and was dedicated in 2011. Linda G. Kramer, cleveland, "Berea veterans honor Vietnam Jungle Eaters with brick paver: Community Voices," 7 Dec. 2019 Fans and light fixtures were switched out throughout the home and now the pergola hosts a former dining room light that has been repurposed with artificial succulents and solar string lights. azcentral, "Inside the Peoria home of an extreme holiday decorator. Take a look," 28 Nov. 2019 There will be restored features of the Empress of China restaurant incorporated throughout the new space including the original wooden pergola, which will house a new bar and lounge. Justin Phillips,, "SF Chinatown’s next upscale restaurant has Michelin-star dreams," 15 Oct. 2019

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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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6 Feb 2020

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“Pergola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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