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1. An ornamental flower garden having the beds and paths arranged to form a pattern.
2. See parquet circle.
[French, from Old French, ornamental garden, from par terre, on the ground : par, over, on; see paramount + terre, ground (from Old French, from Latin terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots).]
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1. (Horticulture) a formally patterned flower garden
2. (Theatre) Brit and Irish the pit in a theatre
3. (Theatre) US another name for parquet circle
[C17: from French, from par along + terre ground]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. Also called parquet circle. the rear section of seats on the main floor of a theater, opera house, etc., under the balcony.
2. an arrangement of ornamental flower beds separated by walks.
[1630–40; < French, n. use of phrase par terre on the ground]
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|Noun||1.||parterre - an ornamental flower garden; beds and paths are arranged to form a pattern|
flower garden - a garden featuring flowering plants
|2.||parterre - seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies)|
seating, seating area, seating room, seats - an area that includes places where several people can sit; "there is seating for 40 students in this classroom"
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parterre[pɑːˈteə] N (= garden) → parterre m
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n (US) → Parterre nt
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