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n. Chiefly British
Variant of arbor1.
1. (Forestry) a leafy glade or bower shaded by trees, vines, shrubs, etc, esp when trained about a trellis
2. (Horticulture) obsolete an orchard, garden, or lawn
[C14 erber, from Old French herbier, from Latin herba grass]
1. a leafy, shady recess formed by tree branches, shrubs, etc.
2. a latticework bower intertwined with vines.
[1350–1400; Middle English (h)erber < Anglo-French, Old French (h)erbier herbarium]
a. a bar, shaft, or axis that holds, turns, or supports a rotating cutting tool or grinding wheel.
b. a beam, shaft, axle, or spindle.
[1650–60; < French, Old French < Latin arbor wooden beam, tree]
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|Noun||1.||arbour - a framework that supports climbing plants; "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park"|
framework - a structure supporting or containing something