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Also called parquet circle. the rear section of seats, and sometimes also the side sections, of the main floor of a theater, concert hall, or opera house.
an ornamental arrangement of flower beds of different shapes and sizes.

1630–40; < French, noun use of phrase par terre on the ground. See per, terra

parterred, adjective Unabridged
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parterre (pɑːˈtɛə)
1.  a formally patterned flower garden
2.  (Brit), (Irish) the pit in a theatre
3.  (US) another name for parquet circle
[C17: from French, from par along + terre ground]

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