Meaning of parterre

par•terre

Pronunciation: (pär-târ'), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledthe rear section of seats, and sometimes also the side sections, of the main floor of a theater, concert hall, or opera house.
  2. an ornamental arrangement of flower beds of different shapes and sizes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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