Definition of pergola noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pergola

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɜːɡələ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrɡələ//
 
 
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an arch in a garden/yard with a frame for plants to grow over and through Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Italian, from Latin pergula ‘projecting roof’, from pergere ‘come or go forward’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pergola