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- n. Alternative spelling of nymphaeum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In classical antiquity:
- A sanctuary or shrine of the nymphs; a place sacred to a nymph.
- In ancient Roman villas, a room or gallery with niches and recesses for statues and plants, and often ornamented with columns, fountains, and other decorative features.
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