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1 Room in medieval houses for the exclusive use of women, therefore the precursor of the boudoir.

2 Small dwelling in the country, or a cottage, therefore a cottage orné or deliberately rustic building in a Romantic, Picturesque landscape.

3 Gazebo or other similar garden-building.

4 Shady recess, leafy covert, or place closed in or overarched with branches, deliberately created to look ‘natural’ in a garden or landscape.

Subjects: Architecture.

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