Definition of parterre noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    parterre

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//pɑrˈtɛr//
     
    (from French)
     
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  1. 1a flat area in a garden, with plants arranged in a formal design
  2. 2 the lower level in a theater where the audience sits, especially the area underneath the balcony
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