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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.
(Architecture) a building, such as a summerhouse or roofed gallery, sited to command a fine view. See also gazebo
[C16: from Italian: beautiful sight]
bel•ve•dere(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]
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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|Noun||1.||belvedere - densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn|
|2.||belvedere - a gazebo sited to command a fine view|