• WordNet 3.6
    • n pergola a framework that supports climbing plants "the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pergola (Italian art) Lit., an arbor or bower;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pergola A kind of arbor; a sort of balcony.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pergola per′gō-la an arbour, a balcony
    • Pergola Also Per′gula
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., fr. L. pergula, shed, shop, vine arbor


In literature:

I'll take you to the pergola, and we'll buy some flowers from Elise.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
Grafting is when you try short approaches over the pergola in somebody else's garden, and break the best tulip.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
Meet me in the pergola near the garage.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
The 13th century relief set in the wall of the pergola at the left came from a church in Venice.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
I ran and caught her at the doorway of the flowered pergola.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
Momma said she noticed you and uncle in a box at the Pergola last night.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
The trees were close together, and Pergola was close to St. Petersburg!
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
Lower down came a rose garden, with pergolas leading in four separate avenues to a centre dome.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
This is also a fine plant for a pergola.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
It has marble floors, and a terrace, and a pergola.
"The Fortunes of Philippa" by Angela Brazil
He spent many afternoons in the back garden under a rose-covered pergola.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
I need hardly say that I wanted a pergola, because of course everybody wants a pergola.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
The Pergola Theatre, too, is open, and all the boxes crowded with visitors.
"The Fortunes Of Glencore" by Charles James Lever
As we left the pergola behind, I looked backward through its arch, and there was the chauffeur, standing in the shadows, looking after us.
"The Haunted Pajamas" by Francis Perry Elliott
To complete the picture, Brown, the odd-job man, was delving holes destined to receive the posts of a pergola.
"The Gay Adventure" by Richard Bird
It was a little old domed white house with a long vine-covered pergola, and it said "Bella Vista" over the gateway.
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
The pergola and trees make a beautiful background.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
Those rotten posts, under that snarl of vines, were a pergola.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
A huge gateway led into a courtyard which was completely covered by a vine pergola.
"Poor Folk in Spain" by Jan Gordon
The long vistas of arched pergolas, the triumph of the master, Richardson, still remain.
"The Personality of American Cities" by Edward Hungerford

In news:

Brant Vaught and Bob Cantwell work on constructing a wooden pergola on the back of the historic Bayless House in Cassville.
Our friends at Landscape Impressions have some ideas, like adding a pergola to your backyard.
Wilmington To Decide Fate Of Pergola .
Pond becomes a picnic spot with a pergola above.
Pergola and Picnic Table.
Wilmington Voters Embrace Pergola .
(Host) Wilmington voters embraced a new " pergola " built in their downtown.
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Even though he had spent $27,000 on materials, Tom Davis didn't panic when the Highlands Ranch homeowners association denied his plan to install solar panels atop the pergola that frames his patio.
Lighting, pergolas and railings are popular.
Click and drag on the image below for a 360º view of Cape Cod Life's pergola at the Boston Flower & Garden Show.
Regardless of shape, size, or style, nearly all pergolas require just a few basic carpentry skills.
How to Build the Perfect Pergola.
Stone walls, bridges, pergolas, and paths form the hardscape that gives shape and strength to this diverse garden, while varied color and texture make it inviting throughout the year.
Construction is underway on a fenced-in area that will feature a pergola.