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See also: Arbour and 'arbour


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From Middle English arbere, arber, an alteration of herber, erber (pleasure garden; herb garden) influenced by Latin arbor (tree).


arbour (plural arbours)

  1. A shady sitting place, usually in a park or garden, and usually surrounded by climbing shrubs or vines and other vegetation.
    • 1979, J.G. Ballard, The Unlimited Dream Company, chapter 24:
      Children swung from the branches of the banyan tree, teenagers climbed into the arbours of orchids and gourds into which the abandoned cars had been transformed.
  2. A shady walk.