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Parterre

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parterre

1. (Science: botany) An ornamental and diversified arrangement of beds or plots, in which flowers are cultivated, with intervening spaces of gravel or turf for walking on.

2. The pit of a theater; the parquet.

Origin: F, fr. Par on, by (L. Per)_terre earth, ground, L. Terra. See Terrace.