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    What exactly is an alcove?

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    Taken from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dicti...0&t=1299597439

    al·cove
    noun \ˈal-ˌkōv\
    Definition of ALCOVE
    1
    a : a small recessed section of a room : nook b : an arched opening (as in a wall) : niche
    2
    : summerhouse 2
    — al·coved \-ˌkōvd\ adjective
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    Examples of ALCOVE

    1. <a small alcove in one corner of the backyard garden>
    2. <an ancient vase in an alcove and a sculpture of Achilles on a stand in the museum's Greek Hall>

    Origin of ALCOVE
    French alcôve, from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic al-qubba the arch
    First Known Use: 1655
    Related to ALCOVE
    Synonyms: belvedere, casino, gazebo, kiosk, pavilion, summerhouse
    Related Words: trellis
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    Rhymes with ALCOVE
    cookstove, mangrove, woodstove
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