from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of arbor1.
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- n. A shady sitting place, usually in a park or garden, and usually surrounded by climbing shrubs or vines and other vegetation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See arbor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a framework that supports climbing plants
Middle English arbour, from Old French erbier ("field, meadow, kitchen garden"), from erbe ("grass, herb"), from Latin herba ("grass, herb"). The phonetic change to ar- was assisted by association with Latin arbor ("tree"). (Wiktionary)