[ pawr-ti-koh, pohr- ]
/ ˈpɔr tɪˌkoʊ, ˈpoʊr- /

noun, plural por·ti·coes, por·ti·cos.

a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers, usually attached to a building as a porch.


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Origin of portico

1595–1605; < Italian < Latin porticus porch, portico. See port4
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British Dictionary definitions for porticoes

/ (ˈpɔːtɪkəʊ) /

noun plural -coes or -cos

a covered entrance to a building; porch
a covered walkway in the form of a roof supported by columns or pillars, esp one built on to the exterior of a building

Word Origin for portico

C17: via Italian from Latin porticus porch
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