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parterre

[ pahr-tair ]
/ pɑrˈtɛər /
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noun

Also called parquet circle. the rear section of seats, and sometimes also the side sections, of the main floor of a theater, concert hall, or opera house.
an ornamental arrangement of flower beds of different shapes and sizes.

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Origin of parterre

1630–40; <French, noun use of phrase par terre on the ground. See per, terra

OTHER WORDS FROM parterre

par·terred, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parterre

parterre
/ (pɑːˈtɛə) /

noun

a formally patterned flower garden
British and Irish the pit in a theatre
US another name for parquet circle

Word Origin for parterre

C17: from French, from par along + terre ground
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