Lady's bower
Lady's bower La"dy's bow"er . (Bot.) A climbing plant with fragrant blossoms ({Clematis vitalba}). [1913 Webster]

Note: This term is sometimes applied to other plants of the same genus. [1913 Webster]


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  • lady's bower — noun : a traveler s joy (Clematis vitalba) …   Useful english dictionary

  • bower — bower1 [bou′ər] n. [ME bour < OE bur, room, hut, dwelling, akin to Ger bauer, bird cage: for IE base see BONDAGE] 1. a place enclosed by overhanging boughs of trees or by vines on a trellis; arbor 2. Old Poet. a rustic cottage or retreat 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Bower — Bow er, n. [OE. bour, bur, room, dwelling, AS. b[=u]r, fr. the root of AS. b[=u]an to dwell; akin to Icel. b[=u]r chamber, storehouse, Sw. b[=u]r cage, Dan. buur, OHG. p[=u]r room, G. bauer cage, bauer a peasant. [root]97] Cf.{Boor}, {Byre}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bower — ► NOUN 1) a pleasant shady place under trees. 2) literary a lady s private room. 3) literary a summer house or country cottage. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • bower — bower1 bowerlike, adj. /bow euhr/, n. 1. a leafy shelter or recess; arbor. 2. a rustic dwelling; cottage. 3. a lady s boudoir in a medieval castle. v.t. 4. to enclose in or as in a bower; embower. [bef. 900; ME bour, OE bur chamber; c. ON bur… …   Universalium

  • bower — I bow•er [[t]ˈbaʊ ər[/t]] n. 1) a leafy shelter or recess; arbor 2) a rustic dwelling; cottage 3) a lady s boudoir in a medieval castle 4) to enclose in or as if in a bower • Etymology: bef. 900; ME bour, OE būr chamber II bow•er [[t]ˈbaʊ ər[/t]] …   From formal English to slang

  • bower — bower1 [ baʊə] noun 1》 a pleasant shady place under trees. 2》 literary a summer house or country cottage. 3》 literary a lady s private room. verb literary shade; enclose. Origin OE būr, of Gmc origin. bower2 [ baʊə] …   English new terms dictionary

  • bower — I. noun Etymology: Middle English bour dwelling, from Old English būr; akin to Old English & Old High German būan to dwell, Old English bēon to be more at be Date: before 12th century 1. an attractive dwelling or retreat 2. a lady s private… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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