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colonnade

colonnade kŏlənād´ [key], a row of columns usually supporting a roof. Colonnades were popular with the Greeks and Romans, who employed them in the stoa and the portico they have continued to be used throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and modern times. See column .

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