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A roofed structure, especially a small pavilion or tower on top of a building, situated so as to command a wide view.

[Italian : bel, bello, beautiful (from Latin bellus; see deu- in Indo-European roots) + vedere, to see, view (from Latin vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots).]
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(ˈbɛlvɪˌdɪə; ˌbɛlvɪˈdɪə)
(Architecture) a building, such as a summerhouse or roofed gallery, sited to command a fine view. See also gazebo
[C16: from Italian: beautiful sight]
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(ˈbɛl vɪˌdɪər, ˌbɛl vɪˈdɪər)

a structure, as a turret, cupola, or gazebo, designed and situated to look out upon a pleasing view.
[1590–1600; < Italian: fine view < Latin bellus fine + vidēre to see]
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An open-sided roofed terrace, usually at the top of a building, with a commanding or interesting view of a town square, formal garden, or landscape.
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Noun1.belvedere - densely branched Eurasian plantbelvedere - densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.belvedere - a gazebo sited to command a fine view
gazebo, summerhouse - a small roofed building affording shade and rest
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We got to one spot where we could see the fire lookout tower, but we weren't sure whether to dip down into the valley next to the lake or scramble across the side of the hill to reach it.
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