ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: parterre

parterre (pär-târ′) noun
1. A garden with a formal patttern of beds and paths.
2. The parquet circle:  theater seating at the rear of the main floor, beneath the balconies.

Etymology:  French, par (along or on) + terre (the ground)

Do an image search on parterre and you'll see many fine examples of gardens.
And of course, there's Wikipedia.

Tags: french, noun, p, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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