*[[Ephraim Chambers|Chambers, Ephraim]], 1741, ''Cyclopaedia'' (1743: 1:n.p.)<ref>Ephraim Chambers, ''Cyclopaedia, or An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. . . . '', 5th ed., 2 vols. (London: D. Midwinter et al., 1741–43), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/PTXK378N view on Zotero].</ref>
:“'''PARTERRE''', in gardening, that open part of a garden into which we enter, coming out of the house; usually, set with flowers, or divided into [[bed]]s, encompassed with platbands, ''&c''. See GARDEN.
:“The '''''Parterre''''' is a level division of ground, which, for the most part, faces the south and best front of a house, and is generally furnished with [[green]]s, flowers, ''&c''.
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