pleasance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French plaisance.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pleasance (plural pleasances)

  1. (archaic) A pleasure ground laid out with shady walks, trees and shrubs, statuary, and ornamental water; a secluded part of a garden.
    The pleasances of old Elizabethan houses. — Ruskin.
  2. (obsolete) pleasure
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