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Belvedere   /bˌɛlvədˈɪr/  /bˌɛlvɪdˈɪr/   Listen
Belvedere

noun
1.
Densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn.  Synonyms: Bassia scoparia, burning bush, fire-bush, fire bush, Kochia scoparia, summer cypress.
2.
A gazebo sited to command a fine view.






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"Belvedere" Quotes from Famous Books



... departure the Court took up its quarters at Saint Germain, where we shall probably remain for another week. You know, madame, how fond his Majesty is of the Louis Treize Belvedere, and the telescope erected by this monarch,—one of the best ever made hitherto. As if by inspiration, the King turned this instrument to the left towards that distant bend which the Seine makes round the verge of the Chatou woods. His Majesty, who observes every thing, noticed ...
— The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete • Madame La Marquise De Montespan

... countenances can never be beautiful, however regular their lines and contours. Intelligence and goodness are almost as necessary as health and vigour in order to make up our perfect ideal of a beautiful human face and figure. The Apollo Belvedere is no fool; the murderers in the Chamber of Horrors at Madame Tussaud's are for the most ...
— Falling in Love - With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science • Grant Allen

... the evening she told me that Dr. P. had given it her. If possible he is even taller than Hero Siegfried, for Dora is taller than I am and her head only comes up to his ear. At 3 o'clock the last party came up to the belvedere, we had got there earlier. The view was lovely. But I must say I can enjoy a fine view much better when I am alone, that is with Father or quite a few persons; it is no good when there's such a ...
— A Young Girl's Diary • An Anonymous Young Girl



Words linked to "Belvedere" :   Bassia, bush, genus Kochia, summerhouse, gazebo, shrub, genus Bassia, Bassia scoparia, Kochia



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