I remember your saying to me in the garden, by the arbour, only a few days ago: 'If Fate were to deny you your freedom!'
A man-servant brought into the arbour a tray laden with ices.
She meets the latter in an arbour and refuses to live with him again.
The arbour is just back of the big magnolia as you come in, on the left.
The woman went with the children into the garden, and sat down on a bench in an arbour.
He hung it up angrily upon a peg: the arbour provided several.
She spent many hours with him in a lonely summer arbour in the park, discussing the problems of life.
He picked up a lump of the chalk-they were by the arbour—and made no answer.
Jupiter's priestess, said Pantagruel, in former days would not like us have walked under this arbour.
It was that we should have tea out-of-doors, in an arbour where there was a table and seats all round.
c.1300, herber, "herb garden," from Old French erbier "field, meadow; kitchen garden," from Latin herba "grass, herb" (see herb). Later "a grassy plot" (early 14c., a sense also in Old French), "a shaded nook" (mid-14c.). Probably not from Latin arbor "tree," though perhaps influenced by its spelling.
The change from er- to ar- before consonants in Middle English also reflects a pronunciation shift: cf. farm from ferme, harbor from Old English herebeorg.
arbor ar·bor (är'bər)
n. pl. ar·bo·res (är'bə-rēz')
A treelike anatomical structure.