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Definitions of 'Parterre'

Definition of 'parterre'
From: WordNet
noun
An ornamental flower garden; beds and paths are arranged to form a pattern
noun
Seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies) [syn: parquet circle, parterre]
Definition of 'Parterre'
From: GCIDE
Parterre \Par*terre"\, n. [F., fr. par on, by (L. per) + terre earth, ground, L. terra. See Terrace.] 1. (Hort.) An ornamental and diversified arrangement of beds or plots, in which flowers are cultivated, with intervening spaces of gravel or turf for walking on. [1913 Webster] 2. The pit of a theater; the parquet. [France] [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'parterre'
From: GCIDE
Parquet circle \Parquet circle\ That part of the lower floor of a theater with seats at the rear of the parquet and beneath the galleries; -- called also, esp. in U. S., orchestra circle or parterre. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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