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Parterre

PARTERRE, a term, taken from the French phrase par terre, i.e. on the surface of the ground, and used of an arrangement in a garden of beds of flowers with gravel or other paths and plots of grass; also of that part of the auditorium of a theatre which is occupied by the orchestra stalls.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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