- an arbor formed of horizontal trelliswork supported on columns or posts, over which vines or other plants are trained.
- a colonnade having the form of such an arbor.
Origin of pergola
Examples from the Web for pergola
Historical Examples of pergola
Jetta's room was in a wing of the house on the side near the pergola.
They had stopped their forward rush and darted into the shelter of the pergola.
He fought the pergola for a year or two, but Mrs. Bland had had her way.The Letter of the Contract
By much circumambulation the two girls reached the pergola unseen.Penny of Top Hill Trail
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They wandered into the fragrant dimness of the pergola, and sat down.
- a horizontal trellis or framework, supported on posts, that carries climbing plants and may form a covered walk
Word Origin for pergola
latticework structure for climbing plants, 1670s, from Italian pergola, from Latin pergula "school, lecture room; projecting roof, vine arbor," of uncertain origin; perhaps from pergere "to come forward."