noun, plural exedrae /ˈɛksɪˌdri, ɛkˈsidri/ [ek-si-dree, ek-see-dree] Show IPA .
(in ancient Greece and Rome) a room or covered area open on one side, used as a meeting place.
a permanent outdoor bench, semicircular in plan and having a high back.
Origin: 1700–10; Related forms
hall furnished with seats < Greek exédra
(covered) walk with seats, equivalent to ex- ex-3