I remember your saying to me in the garden, by the arbour, only a few days ago: 'If Fate were to deny you your freedom!'
Then she went down to the arbour where she had shelled peas only that morning.
She meets the latter in an arbour and refuses to live with him again.
May I tell Monsieur Jules to serve breakfast for two in the arbour there?
The woman went with the children into the garden, and sat down on a bench in an arbour.
Will you sit in that arbour where I first talked to yourself and Miss Ross?
She spent many hours with him in a lonely summer arbour in the park, discussing the problems of life.
Quick as thought she jumped up, seized the pot, and flew down to the arbour.
Jupiter's priestess, said Pantagruel, in former days would not like us have walked under this arbour.
A man-servant brought into the arbour a tray laden with ices.
c.1300, herber, "herb garden," from Old French erbier "field, meadow; kitchen garden," from Latin herba "grass, herb" (see herb). Later "a grassy plot" (early 14c., a sense also in Old French), "a shaded nook" (mid-14c.). Probably not from Latin arbor "tree," though perhaps influenced by its spelling.
The change from er- to ar- before consonants in Middle English also reflects a pronunciation shift: cf. farm from ferme, harbor from Old English herebeorg.
arbor ar·bor (är'bər)
n. pl. ar·bo·res (är'bə-rēz')
A treelike anatomical structure.