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



(US English arbor) noun
BrE BrE//ˈɑːbə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrbər//
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a shelter in a garden/yard for people to sit under, made by growing climbing plants over a frame Word OriginMiddle English (also denoting a lawn or flower bed): from Old French erbier, from erbe ‘grass, herb’, from Latin herba. The phonetic change to ar- (common in words having er- before a consonant) was assisted by association with Latin arbor ‘tree’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: arbour