pleasance

[ plez-uh ns ]
/ ˈplɛz əns /

noun

a place laid out as a pleasure garden or promenade.
Archaic. pleasure.

Origin of pleasance

1300–50; Middle English plesaunce < Middle French plaisance. See pleasant, -ance
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pleasance

/ (ˈplɛzəns) /

noun

a secluded part of a garden laid out with trees, walks, etc
archaic enjoyment or pleasure

Word Origin for pleasance

C14 plesaunce, from Old French plaisance, from plaisant pleasant, from plaisir to please
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