parterre

[pahr-tair]
noun
1.
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.
2.
an ornamental arrangement of flower beds of different shapes and sizes.

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

parterred, adjective
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parterre (pɑːˈtɛə)
 
n
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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The mansion is built in the center of a square parterre, a service building being located at each corner of the square.
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