an arbor formed of horizontal trelliswork supported on columns or posts, over which vines or other plants are trained.
a colonnade having the form of such an arbor.

1645–55; < Italian < Latin pergula projecting roof, arbor Unabridged
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pergola (ˈpɜːɡələ)
a horizontal trellis or framework, supported on posts, that carries climbing plants and may form a covered walk
[C17: via Italian from Latin pergula projection from a roof, from pergere to go forward]

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Guests can relax on the pergola-covered deck or take a dip in the outdoor pool.
There was a rose-covered pergola and a terrace overlooking the valley, which was surrounded by a ragged string of mountains.
The deck is topped with a pergola, and includes ample space for relaxation and al fresco dining.
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