Pronunciation: (ek'si-dru, ek-sē'-), [key]
—pl. ex•e•draePronunciation: (ek'si-drē", ek-sē'drē). [key]
1. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a room or covered area open on one side, used as a meeting place.
2. a permanent outdoor bench, semicircular in plan and having a high back. Also,exhedra.
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