parterre

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French

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Noun[edit]

parterre (plural parterres)

  1. A flowerbed, particularly an elevated one (Wikipedia).
  2. A garden with paths between such flowerbeds.
  3. A theater balcony, especially in an opera house; above the box seats, but definitely below family circle (Wikipedia).
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 3, The Younger Set[1]:
      That was Selwyn's first encounter with the Ruthvens. A short time afterward at the opera Gerald dragged him into a parterre to say something amiable to one of the amiable débutante Craig girls—and Selwyn found himself again facing Alixe.
  4. (US, New York) An apartment balcony.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French parterre.

Noun[edit]

parterre m (plural parterres)

  1. flowerbed