Meaning of exedra

ex•e•dra

Pronunciation: (ek'si-dru, ek-sē'-), [key]
— pl. ex•e•drae
  1. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a room or covered area open on one side, used as a meeting place.
  2. a permanent outdoor bench, semicircular in plan and having a high back.
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